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Old 10-02-2018, 11:44   #1
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Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, Special Forces legend, Holocaust survivor, has died

Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, Special Forces legend, Holocaust survivor, has died


"Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp, he deployed twice to the jungles of Vietnam and he was the top U.S. Army officer in Berlin at the end of the Cold War.

Along the way, the general became a legendary Special Forces officer, revered by many in the close-knit community of Green Berets.

Maj. Gen. Shachnow, 83, who lived in Southern Pines with his wife, Arlene, died Friday. But his legacy, officials said, will live on.

Born in Lithuania in 1934, Maj. Gen. Shachnow faced oppression in his homeland and found his calling in the U.S. Army after immigrating to America in 1950......"
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:02   #2
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RIP, General.

Thanks for your service, and your sacrifices.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt, 1910

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Old 10-02-2018, 12:40   #3
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Outstanding legacy!

Rest In Peace, Sir and thank you for your service.
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Old 10-02-2018, 12:53   #4
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Rest In Peace, Warrior.
"It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live." -Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
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Old 10-02-2018, 13:37   #5
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Rest In Peace Warrior
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Old 10-02-2018, 16:03   #6
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RIP Sir !
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Old 10-02-2018, 17:26   #7
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Rest In Peace Sir.....
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Old 10-02-2018, 21:58   #8
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What an interesting life.

Rest in peace Sir.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:15   #9
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Maj.Gen.Sidney Shachnow:

R I P General.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:36   #10
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:53   #11
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Rest In Peace General.

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Old 10-03-2018, 07:58   #12
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Rest In Peace, General.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

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Old 10-03-2018, 08:08   #13
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Rest In Peace Sir.

The few times I pulled staff duty at SWCS, Mrs. Shacknow (who everyone knew) would come into the building and ask, "Is Sidney here?"

He would tell the story about when he went to his retirement physical they asked him for his birth certificate and he had to explain his lack of documents due to the three years the Nazi's had him. He told them, "Let me open my shirt and show you all the grey hairs on my chest if you're not convinced I'm old enough." He said his wife perked up at this and told the doctors, "I'll get him to drop his trousers while he's at it so he can receive some disability too."

This fine man will be missed.
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:40   #14
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Old 10-03-2018, 15:36   #15
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His career literally oozes from so many things on my bookshelf and his influence has certainly impacted so many SF Soldiers along the way.
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