THE TORCH IS PASSED - NEW EDITOR TAKES
COMMAND AT MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
FORMER NAVY PILOT, LT DAVID SMALLWOOD
SUCCEEDS MAJ GLENN MacDONALD, USAR (RET)
AT 12 YEAR-OLD WEB SITE WITH UP TO SIX
MILLION HITS A MONTH - LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL,
"MAJ MAC FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT, KEPT THE
FAITH, AND FINISHED HIS COURSE," SAYS FORMER
NAVAL OFFICER - "HE HELPED MANY PEOPLE AND
BATTLED INJUSTICE WHEREVER HE FOUND IT"
© 2013 MilitaryCorruption.com
By DAVID SMALLWOOD
They are big shoes to fill, but I will do my very best to maintain the high standards of honesty and integrity set down by this web site's co-founder, MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret).
"Mac," a former U.S. Army combat correspondent in Vietnam, who served as an enlisted man, NCO, company and field-grade officer in the 33-year span he proudly wore the uniform of his country, never forgot where he came from and who he needed to defend from fraud and injustice.
Hated by some, and loved and feared by many more, the major didn't take a dime in salary or expenses for the long years he dedicated his life to, as the motto under our masthead says, "fighting for the truth and exposing the corrupt."
The same bravery he exhibited on the battlefield during three consecutive combat tours in Vietnam was displayed here on MCC as he took on the powerful and privileged. As a former public affairs officer and instructor, aide to the late Gen. Peter Genovese Jr., and in civilian life, award-winning investigative reporter at the New York POST, MAJ MacDonald brought to bear all his skills on behalf of the enlisted ranks and junior officers.
All the hard work and thousands of deadlines - some three stories a week, year in and year out - have taken their toll on this now 100% disabled (combat-related) war veteran. In recent times, despite pain and debilitating illness, determined to keep going on, Mac persevered.
Like the Apostle Paul in the New Testament, MAJ MacDonald kept the faith, fought the good fight and finished his course.
Now it is my task to continue in the tradition he did so well.
This will be a gradual process. MilitaryCorruption.com's editor-in-chief will maintain that title and his place on our staff list. Military Bookshelf will still be his column and major stories, like the upcoming court-martial of Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg will be edited under his watchful eye.
Whenever he is able, Mac will add his editorial opinion, especially about the Benghazi cover-up. But the top priority for him now is rest and retirement at his lakeside home in Maine, aptly called "Journey's End."
If anyone deserved his last days to be those of peace and contentment, MAJ Glenn MacDonald has earned that indeed.
God bless you, sir. We will never forget you.