Wow, what an amazing and well deserved honor!
"Our Christ taught to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies as
ourselves, rather than to shed the blood of other human beings."ssev:Then please explain His admonition to His apostles shortly
before His death, as recorded in Luke 22:36: "he that hath no sword, let him
sell his garment, and buy one."Obviously, Christ knew the only
way to reason with those intent solely on harming others is by force. LTG
Moore, who was also my commanding general at Ft. Ord, CA during the early
'70's, knew that as well as anybody. You should be grateful to him
and people like him, even the kids at West Point, for being willing to protect
West Point cadet Raaqim Rispress received the Lt. Gen. Harold 'Hal'
Moore Warrior Athlete of Excellence Award " presented to the top male and
female athlete who best exemplify the tenets of the warrior ethos and values of
Lt. Gen. Hal Moore . ..." During the Korean War, General
Moore commanded a heavy mortar company in combat. At West Point, he was an
instructor in infantry tactics. At the Pentagon, he helped develop airborne/air
assault tactics. Moore was also a NATO Plans Officer. During the Vietnam War,
he led the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
(Airmobile) in the Battle of Ia Drang. He was promoted to colonel and commanded
of the Garry Owen (3rd) Brigade. After the Vietnam War, he served at the
Pentagon as the military liaison.God is not happy with “ the
man of war” and the “captain of fifty” and their “men
shall fall by the sword, and [their] mighty in the war.” (Isaiah 3:2-3,
25.) Our Christ taught to turn the other cheek and to love our enemies as
ourselves, rather than to shed the blood of other human beings.
What a wonderful young man... doing great things early that lay a firm
foundation for an exceptional life. Millions of us from all
stripes and backgrounds are grateful that people like this stand up to defend
our nation, and extend (hopefully) freedom to the world.In the midst
of the debris of fleeting moral and ethical leadership that characterize this
day, here is one, that is developing character that will stand in the crucible
I had the privilege of many one-on-one talks with Rocky while he was at our
quarters (and elsewhere), when my bride and I served a Military Relations -
Senior Couple mission back at West Point. I can guarantee that he is everything
this article and award are about ... and then some.Way to go,
We need to clone this young warrior. Imagine the future our Army if every
platoon had had him for a Platoon Leader!?!
Way to go!