Blackfive recently posted a link to this clip of General Peter Pace giving an intensely emotional speech upon accepting the Keeper of the Flame award from the Center for Security Policy. The speech is from 2004, and I'm not sure why it's circulating now (or again), but I found it interesting enough to post and see if perhaps a lone reader out there would want to offer up an opinion or two.
Back in March of 2007, Pace, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, created some fuss when he expressed his views on the immorality of adultery and homosexuality in general and in the military. (Hopefully, he'll speak up again on that point.) I was surprised to learn that Pace is a Roman Catholic of Italian-American heritage who originally hails from, of all places, Brooklyn, New York.