This past deer season was special for my son, though i didnt realize how special until last night.
He spent weekend after weekend planting oats and such getting food plots ready, setting up stands, and hanging out around the campfire listening to the most fascinating stories. He would come home telling me all about how kind and nice and smart "hondo" was. How he would let dagen drive him around on the kabota, and go on walks around the pond together. The man he described was humble and attentive. I knew he was ex military and in poor health, but that was the extent of my knowledge when it came to his "hunting buddies.". (this was my dad's dept. not mine)
Two days ago, we received the call that hondo had passed. And then i saw the news. I am officially speechless. My son spent months with one of the greatest military minds of our time, just hanging out, having a good time. I am so grateful and shocked and amazed. We had no idea he was in the presence of greatness, but then again, i think dagen always knew...
Retired Army general from Shreveport dies - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports
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Thanks for the FYI. Regret to hear of this. I remember the name now. Well known to us in DoD/RRAD, back what seems like just a few short years ago.
Your son was fortunate to know such a man. Good people can have a lasting positive influence that we are sometimes unaware of.
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I wonder what the General died from at age 68?
Viet Nam related?
Great experience for your son!
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