Thursday, October 04, 2007

General Peter Pace ~ Farewell to His Soldiers

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thanks 1st Sgt. Heather Smith as he meets soldiers on Contingency Operating Base Speicher Sept. 3. Smith, of Brick, N.J., the first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, based out of Fort Lewis, Wash., attended the event that was held for Pace to personally thank military members for their service. Photos by SPC Eric Rutherford, 115th MPAD

Photos by SPC Eric Rutherford - thanks, Eric!


Mike's America said...

I was so sorry that General Pace was forced to retire.

He is a man of high honor, well beloved by the troops and a constant, steady voice of reason and strength.

Would it have been worth the fight to re-appoint him? I think so. And in the light of recent positive events in Iraq that would not have been the political minefield it might have been.

But I guess that's hindsight and so the best I can say is THANK YOU GENERAL PACE!

He's an example of the BEST in America.

Flag Gazer said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

The President was wrong on this decision. And, General Pace maintained such dignity and class through the entire thing.