We know now that the terrorist flying that plane likely believed he was too high. According to Keane, Petraeus was shot "accidentally, standing right next to me, and I had to fight to save his life. Today, it is my great privilege to present our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a courageous warrior and fearless patriot: General Jack Keane. He is eligible for the Combat Infantry Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge. Son of John Keane and Elizabeth "Betty" Keane He has a brother, Ronald. The Army will bear the brunt of this fight, and we intend to go find them and we will kill and destroy them by the thousands.” We took one step toward the enemy that night by putting a work plan together to support CENTCOM, who we knew would be in charge of the war. A few days later, I visited Ground Zero as a senior military leader from New York City representing the Department of Defense. I’m proud of you, Dan. We are excited to have Jack’s wife Angela with us today, along with his brother Ronald and son Daniel. The fire chief in charge of the recovery walked me over the WTC complex of smoldering ruins. We lost her too soon. I ordered the Army Operations Center (AOC) to be brought up to full manning (which was fortuitous because many who occupied it came from the blast area where the plane would eventually hit the Pentagon). He then attended Western Kentucky University, graduating with a master's degree in philosophy. [13] He formerly served as a strategic advisor for Academi and is a former director of defense giant General Dynamics. Knowing that God cares for us is a great source of comfort. [13] He formerly served as a strategic advisor for Academi and is a former director of defense giant General Dynamics. I also knew as I spoke to survivors that many were hurting mentally and emotionally. The plane entered at the ground floor, knocking down outside lampposts on the approach, and penetrated three of the five rings, with the nose of the aircraft penetrating the inner wall of the third ring. It was a macabre and overwhelming experience, as we had all witnessed on TV. Fond memories. While Terry’s body deserted her, her mind was ever alert, her memory intact as she played International Scrabble in the top tier category right up to the end of her life. According to Keane, Petraeus was shot "accidentally, standing right next to me, and I had to fight to save his life. Terry faced her medical challenges with extraordinary courage, never complaining, and always pushing through each day, one at a time. I saw that a plane had hit the World Trade Center (WTC). It will enhance any encyclopedic page you visit with the magic of the WIKI 2 technology. Thank you. [19][20] The Army team in the Pentagon showed up for work, on time, mostly civilians. Terry realized very early on that little Matt had challenges, and after several life threatening seizures, he was diagnosed as profoundly retarded, with cerebral palsy. I was impressed; it was as organized as any military operations center. He said, "You're going to get about 15 minutes at best and put it all out there. Of his initial meeting with President Bush regarding the surge, Keane said he made a phone call to Newt Gingrich to ask his advice prior to the meeting. Thank you. You could also do it yourself at any point in time. [3], In 1991 Keane saved the life of David Petraeus during a live-fire exercise. Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, United States Army Staff Identification Badge, http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=731, "Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq: Phase I Report", "The Architect of Bush's New Iraq Strategy", http://conversationswithbillkristol.org/video/jack-keane/, "From the Pentagon to the private sector: In large numbers, and with few rules, retiring generals are taking lucrative defense-firm jobs", https://spiritofamerica.org/staff/general-retired-jack-keane, Ret. In the years since, Jack has continued to offer his sage counsel to military and policy leaders, and to visit our troops on the frontiers. John M. "Jack" Keane (born 1943) is a retired four-star general and former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, and a defense analyst currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Institute for the Study of War. He said, 'Don’t leave anything on the table.' Mike was pleased I had a good friend while he was otherwise entertained. Today’s attack is an act of war, as all terrorist attacks are. We visited five hospitals, seeing all the wounded. Trump and his generals: the cost of chaos. Your wife was simply one of the kindest people I ever met. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, General (R) Jack Keane, her son Daniel, and many loving nieces and nephews. My thoughts and prayers are with you. General Keane, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. We heard stories of extraordinary heroism. Jack Keane Wiki 2020, Height, Age, Net Worth 2020, Family - Jack Keane is a retired four-star general Former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army ... Born Today Richest stars TikTok Insta YT Fb Jack Keane … So that was sound advice, and I did put it all out there. In November 2016, shortly after Stanley A. McChrystal declined the Secretary of Defense job, Keane was offered an appointment to the post, but declined, citing the death of his wife several months earlier. [21], Keane married Theresa Doyle in 1965 and has two sons. THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much and good afternoon. I told my immediate staff to call home and to evacuate. My office shook violently and eventually began to fill with smoke. [18] This article is about the U.S. Army general. I have known for some time that there were two major events that changed my life.

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