A big day, and an auspicious one
1930 David Hackworth (d. May 4, 2005), United States Army colonel and prominent military journalist. 'Hack' was the founder of Tiger Force, the legendary unit in Vietnam that went on to commit outrageous atrocities (like My Lai but longer). Hackworth earned 91 military decorations (including two Distinguished Service Crosses, ten Silver Stars, eight Bronze Stars and eight Purple Hearts). He was awarded numerous individual citations for valour as well as unit citations earned by units he served in or commanded. Settling on the Australian Gold Coast, Hackworth soon made a fortune through profitable real estate investing, a lucrative duck farm, and a popular restaurant called Scaramouche. He was also active in the Australian anti-nuclear movement. Hack sometimes wrote for a magazine I edited in the '80s, Simply Living.