Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pentagon Says Farewell to General Peter Pace

Men and women of the Defense Department line the halls and applaud Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace on his last official day at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2007. Pace retires Sept. 30 after more than 40 years of service. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby

Men and women of the Defense Department line the halls and applaud Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace on his last official day at the Pentagon, Sept. 27, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby



Marine Gen. Peter Pace embraces Marine 1st Lt. Andrew Kinard following Pace's final news conference as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kinard, who lost both legs to an improvised explosive device in Iraq, now works at the Pentagon. He and hundreds of Pentagon employees cheered as Pace moved through the E-Ring, Sept. 27. Pace retires Sept. 30 after more than 40 years of service. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

3 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

what a great man, I love the photo of him hugging Lt Kinard, and I love the fact that Lt Kinard still has the uniform, in my day he would have been sent to the scrap pile. I would bet that his contribution to the Defense Department is above and beyond.

Jennifer (Conservative Chic) said...

A job well done. Over 40 years of service, not many can say that!

Amy Proctor said...

GEN Pace is a great leader and a compassionate man. AND a great Catholic. It's shameful that he was prematurely forced out of the military but we army families appreciate his service immensely.