BGen Tom Draude, USMC (ret) went home to Kankakee, Illinios to speak to Bishop McNamara High School (his alma mater), he spoke about “failure”
Roundtable on the leadership crisis in the U.S. Navy: BGen Tom Draude, USMC (ret) & Col Chris Woodbridge, USMC (ret)
Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret) has watched each episode of the Ken Burns series “The Vietnam War” that is airing on PBS he joined us to share his thoughts on the series. Like many, he has watched with interest the interviews with North Vietnamese Army soldiers and Viet Cong fighters; he’s also been keenly interested in how the experience of those who lost family members has been conveyed to the audience.
Draude also talks candidly about post-Vietnam Marine Corps life and how many officers put the experience away and didn’t speak of it, even with subordinates, which in retrospect was a mistakes.