Keith Nightingale

COL Nightingale is a retired Army Colonel who served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger (American and Vietnamese) units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded both the 1/75th Rangers and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade.

We win wars, battles and campaigns when we demonstrate a combination of discipline, responsibility, competence and attitude.

Universal to all combatants is utter exhaustion, sleep deprivation and the occasional ability to sleep in the worst of environments when the body said it had to.

Above all else, this image is of determination. They will persevere and they will prevail.

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

Our Nation in this election year is consumed by a search for the desired verities and qualities of the respective candidates each of us may wish for our next President.

Dedication is a learned quality and uncommonly common among those that do the heavy lifting for our society.