In the second part of her speech at the Vietnam Vets for Truth rally, Laura Armstrong paid special tribute to two members of what John Kerry called “the army of Genghis Khan” — her father Roger Bartholomew and Rick Rescorla, a hero of 9/11. She then concludes by explaining why John Kerry is, indeed, unfit for command:
Dad taught me that uncommon valor was a common virtue in his world. And that real heroes are quiet men of action and duty. I believe that to this day.
In 1993 I got a phone call from just such a man — his name was Rick Rescorla. A company commander in the Battle of the Ia Drang, his photo graces the cover of the book,