Vietnam, Harrison, Bob Harris discussed on The Strategerist

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And I think that was fostered growing up in a military family and the resilience that you talk about the really comes from from moving. I mean, my daughter went to twelve different schools in thirteen years. Wow. And the first few years of my life like the first fourteen or so we're like that too. And those are difficult ages to move, right? I mean, we're all keyed in. But I tell you now I can sit down in a room of five people or five hundred I'm gonna come out with a friend, even if it's against their will. So how do you think all these all this time of your father being in the military? How do you think it affected you like we've heard a little bit about how your family adapted? But how did that change who Harris? Faulkner is today. Well, my dad and now he's in the room because he's he's listening to this. I live studio audience now. The Colonel he told me to look at every man and woman in the I make eye contact with a smile and everybody is valuable in their own way. And from the military. He learned that the best generals were those who knew their subordinates, very, well and not just knew them as people, but understood their challenges for what their responsibilities were. And I just would love to give a shoutout to Colonel Bob Harris onto fronts in. Oh one, sir. Thanks for your service, but thanks for your service during the Vietnam war. And so as both the sun and the son in law of to Vietnam veterans, you know, I I know firsthand the service in the sacrifice that came during that period of time. And I also know from my work here at the Bush center that this generation of warrior, our post nine eleven warriors enjoys tremendous national support from great public. But I think that's partly out of a sense of. National guilt in that we were not as a nation able to differentiate the warrior from the war in that period of time. But also because of the leadership of Vietnam veterans who took hold of our post nine eleven warriors early on some of the first people that came to visit my wounded soldiers in Walter Reed were Vietnam veterans who said you shall never be forgotten. So so so thanks for that leadership in that service. Thank you so much for those words for my dad. I I know that when you chose to serve as well and raised a military brat on your own looking back and hear you talk about that leadership. That was pre existing really motivated you to serve. And now you have potentially another point of legacy. Absolutely. So Harrison I were chatting a little bit earlier before the interview. So I've I've two children. My son nNcholas is sophomore in college in his in the ROTC program air. Wow. You know, he's already. More than he's on his trajectory two to one day. Join the ranks his great grandfather was a private first class in World War Two. Wow. So it's really interesting the impact on families over the over the generations. Right. And so when when my grandfather went off to the South Pacific migrant mother was pregnant with my great aunt, and when he came home and met her for the first time, she was four and a half years old..

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