General Peter Pace lays down his rank at the Wall
Blackfive covers this well. Gen Pace visits the Vietnam memorial:
At the Vietnam Wall we saw something unbelievable. We noticed three small index cards at the base of the Wall. I knelt down for a closer look and noticed that a 4-star general's rank was pinned to each card. Link with pictures.
A man of honor. Just a few weeks ago many Democrats called him a betrayer and a liar.
Pace said he can still remember the names and see the faces of the Marines whom he served with in Vietnam. "I never want to lose that," he said. "Under the glass on my desk is a picture of Lance Cpl. Guido Farinaro of Bethpage, N.Y., a 19 year-old corporal killed by a sniper. He was the first Marine I lost in combat. I keep his picture as a reminder that he and Lance Cpl. Chubby Hale, and Lance Cpl. Buddy Travers and Cpl. Mike Witt and Staff Sgt. Willie Williams and all the others died following 2nd Lt. Pace's orders. I can never repay that."
The day Gen Pace steps down he visits the Wall and lays down his stars to those he owes the most. Impressive.