By David Smallwood
Our beloved editor-in-chief and co-founder of MilitaryCorruption.com, was still in his teens when he went to war in Vietnam.
Glenn MacDonald volunteered to be an Army combat correspondent and survived consecutive tours of duty there between 1966 and 1969. Mac stayed in the Army Reserve when he went to college on the GI Bill. The fighting Scotsman won his lieutenant's bars in the National Guard and later on transferred to the USAR, where he finally retired as a major after a span of 33 years wearing this nation's uniform.
"My OER read 'promote to lieutenant colonel as soon as possible - always exceeds requirements - promote ahead of peers,' but I somehow managed to piss someone off high enough up the chain of command that I didn't make it past my gold oak leaf," he said. "I guess that's because I was never able to suffer fools gladly."
TELLING IT "LIKE IT IS"
MAJ MacDonald's blunt and honest way of expressing himself, won him a huge following and a host of enemies.
By the time the major joined his former boss, the late GEN Peter Genovese Jr. (see related stories box below) in retirement, the two officers dreamed up the prototype of what became MilitaryCorruption.com. Mac was particularly proud of the web site's motto he created: "FIGHTING FOR THE TRUTH . . . EXPOSING THE CORRUPT."
"And that's just what we've done all these years," MacDonald told us, in an interview from his local VA hospital;. "I never forgot where I came from (the enlisted ranks)," said the man who was already an NCO by the time he was 20 years of age.
Now 68, and in deteriorating health the past couple of years, the major is fighting another battle. His opponent this time is cancer, and he vows to win that fight, just like he's survived so many brushes with death in the past.
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM LIKE "FAMILY"
"I've been fortunate to have such a loyal staff and top-notch legal counsel in retired Navy CDR John (Bulldog) Wells, here at MCC" Mac said. "I enjoyed my years with The Associated Press, ABC RADIO NEWS, The New York POST and United Press International. It's been quite a ride. I fully intend to pack in a few more years in this business before I head off to what we call 'that press club in the sky,' where there's no more deadlines and the drinks are all on the house."
Mac doesn't like pompous phonies or people who "wear religion on their sleeve," but he doesn't hesitate to give credit to "my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" for bringing him this far.
Everyone here hopes you folks out there will join us in prayer for this man who never took a dime in salary or expenses in all the years he has run MilitaryCorruption.com. We urge you to look into your hearts and if you appreciate what he has done for you and others, please send us a contribution right now via PayPal. Personal messages to the major will be passed on to him as soon as they come in. Thanks for caring.