A picture is worth a thousand words. A West Point cadet reading Kill Bin Laden by Dalton Fury and the famous Col. David Hunt was allegedly snapped before President Barack Obama’s began his speech last Tuesday night at West Point.
The cadet is as yet unnamed, and according to the Daily Mail the photo was taken in the Eisenhower auditorium 1-1/2 hours before Obama took the limelight.
A Times analysis of the badges on the cadet’s chest shows that he is a “prior
service” student at the academy, recommended for a place there after active
service in Iraq. He is an Army Ranger who has earned an Iraq Campaign Medal
and six other awards including an Army Commendation Medal, an Army Good
Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and a Global War on
Terrorism Service Medal.
Photo credit: Shannon Stapelton/Reuters.