The Speech General Petraeus Did Not Give…

I have received the letter below a couple times now, and checking with Snoops they can only dispute it to the extent it originated with Nick Palmisciano co-owner and co-founder of Ranger Up and not General David Petraeus. The Army was excited enough about Palmisciano’s work that they published it on their Facebook. I verified the substance of its truthfulness as you can do also by looking at the links I checked.

English: Official photograph of General David ...

English: Official photograph of General David H. Petraeus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The article points out the severe disconnect now existing between veterans and the general citizenry. At the end of World War II, when 11 out of every 100 citizens had served, every day involved many encounters with veterans and families of veterans. That contrasts sharply with less than 1 in 200 currently. Also, according to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America only 7 out of every 1,000 have served in those theaters of operation…………


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