Lt. Col. Thomas C. Graves quote
Lt. Col. Thomas C. Graves, referring to 1st Lt. Walter B. Jackson, who became the seventh Soldier since the Vietnam War to receive the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor in battle.

All the leadership classes and years of experience never really prepare you for that moment in time when you are standing among heroes who have given their all; where their first concerns still remain with their fellow Soldiers. It reinforces duty and commitment unlike any other experience.

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