TIL that David Hackworth earned his first of 10 silver stars in 1951 at the age of 20, for leading a counter attack against the enemy despite being shot in the head

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  1. > Hackworth had set up his unit’s own bordello in Vietnam, and the US army used that and other violations to threaten him with court-martial.

    Come on now! Dude got shot in the head, had 10 silver stars, if he wants to get a little wild, let him.

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