Sidebar: Marching toward Athens?
Joe Galloway, a soft-spoken, tough Irishman from Refugio, Texas, spent as much time in Vietnam reporting the war as just about anybody did fighting it—and then co-authored We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young . He believes that granting the media unfettered access is the best path if the service academies want to get their message to the society they are charged to defend. Galloway was a key participant at a recent seminar on the service academies sponsored by the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the Naval Institute on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Military Academy.