Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Steve Reich

Some of my West Point classmates have been debating the merits of allowing cadets to enter pro sports leagues instead of fullfilling their commitment to the military. The arguments are complex, but here is a story of a guy who could have gone pro and instead stayed in the military and volunteered four times for Afghanistan.

His name is Steve Reich, and last week he lost his life when the Chinook went down in Afghanistan trying to rescue the SEALs in the Kunar province.