David h hackworth fought in wwii, the korean war, and the vietnam war his impressive feats of valor make him one of the most decorated soldiers in american.
In june 1971, colonel david hackworth, probably america's most decorated soldier in vietnam, appeared on abc television and told his countrymen that the war could not be won, that us military leaders had failed to understand or train their men for the nature of the country or the conflict, that saigon.
Interview with col david hackworth us army, south vietnam col david hackworth q: what do you think the vietcong learned from mao tse-tung hackworth: i think the major thing was how a poor man fights a rich man how a war can be fought employing ancient rules first developed by sansu -- the need for patience,.
Half-hour discussion about the my lai massacre in vietnam, in which american troops shot and killed hundreds of unarmed civilians in two hamlets in south vietnam in 1968 this aired on the history channel on march 16, 1998, the 30th anniversary of the massacre, and its participants were colonel david.
Colonel hackworth lied to enlist in the army at 15 and won a battlefield commission at 20 to become the korean war's youngest captain he was america's youngest full colonel in vietnam, and won a total of 91 medals, including two distinguished service crosses, 10 silver stars, 8 bronze stars and 8. Colonel david h hackworth, the united states army's legendary, highly decorated guerrilla fighter and lifelong champion of the doughboy and dogface, groundpounder and grunt, died wednesday in mexico he was 74 years old the cause of death was a form of cancer now appearing with increasing.