Re: OPPF Press Release supporting Admiral Bishop
Reply #2 –
As Command Historian, the first link I'm seeing is to many battles in history. When men fall trading land for time, we have ALWAYS (well, except the past decade) made it a point to go back and ensure our fallen did not die in vain: the Pacific pullbacks like Bataan-Corregidor, the British fallback into Egypt to buy time for the Operation Torch landings and to push east; the massive boatlift out of France to save personnel whose knowledge would be useful in D-Day; Goliad, the Alamo and Houston's other fall-backs to overextend Santa Anna's supply lines and tee him up for the hammer to fall at San Jacinto...
Point is, we don't leave our own behind--it's not our nature, it's not in the ancient code of honor that binds our warriors as the protectors of the society that gives birth to them.