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POGO remembers Col. David Hackworth

Col. David Hackworth died this week at 74 from cancer. He was a great man.  A great warrior who took his job as protector of the troops into his lives beyond the Army as a journalist and military reform activist.  He filled every endeavor with a passion that is rarely seen anymore.  No one gets angry anymore -- not in the Congress, not in the Administration, not in the media -- the way Hackworth would when contractor interests were placed before the guys on the ground.  I'm proud that years ago, POGO hosted his Washington book party for the release of, "About Face." I was always struck that such a brave man, the mostly highly decorated living soldier, also had the voice of a poet.

Our condolences to his wife and to the troops he represented,

Danielle Brian and everyone at the Project On Government Oversight

By: Danielle Brian
Executive Director, POGO

danielle brian Ms. Brian's areas of expertise include: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues

Authors: Danielle Brian

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