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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2008 04:29 am
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There are two sides to the ASJ motivation and subsequent death.

The brigade he was leading was after a key to the entire battle. It was faltering and in grave danger of breaking up and retreating. Something desperate was required; he was there; he did what he had to do, whatever the consequences.

A field commander has no place in leading a charge. I suspect he knew the risk he was taking, and the payoff would have been huge. In effect, he raised when hindsight dictates a call. I also suspect that, in the same situation, other ranking commanders would have done the same.

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