Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Confirmation of MacArthur's Maxim

General Vo Nguyen Giap in 2008.General Vo Nguyen Giap in 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away," that is.

Vo Nguyen Giap will turn 101 this year.

Don't know why, but I just always assumed he'd been dead for decades. It's been more than 70 years since the French murdered his family, nearly 60 years since he chased their asses out of Vietnam, nearly 40 years since he gave the US the same treatment. You'd think that much of that kind of work would take it out of a guy, but he's apparently still truckin'.

His picture definitely merits placement in the dictionary next to "tough old bastard."
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