Friday, April 20, 2007
This post is long overdue and in no way related to fashion (although I must admit it was my dad who inspired me to wear military inspired items way before garrison belts, military jackets, camouflage shirts and cargo pants became a street staple!) but here's to the man who added a dash of daring to my otherwise classic leanings!
Congratulations Dad for being one of the three Command and General Staff College alumni inducted into the International Hall of Fame! (Previous inductees include Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, Douglas MacArthur, George S. Patton Jr., Dwight Eisenhower and Dad's classmate Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhuyono). During the March 29, 2007 ceremony in Eisenhower Auditorium at Fort Leavenworth, KS, Daddy was feted together with Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin, chief of the French Defence Staff and Maj. Gen. Sverker Gšranson, chief of staff of the Swedish Army. The award they received was a prestigious and visible means of recognition for international officer graduates who, through military merit, have attained one of the highest positions of military importance in their respective countries armed forces, or who have held an equivalent position of rank or responsibility in a multi-national military organization. To date, 222 members, representing 62 countries have been inducted into the International Hall of Fame. Twenty-six inductees have gone on to be the chief executives of their countries.
When I was kid walking down the halls of CGSC, I prayed so hard for my Dad to one day have his picture up there together with the photos of great men who made history in their respective countries. Now its a reality! I'm proud to be your daughter Daddy!