Ray Ordierno

(AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2003 file photo, Major General Raymond Odierno, commander of the U.S. Army Fourth Infantry Division gestures during a news conference in Tikrit, about 180 kms. (112 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq.  Odierno, a retired Army general who commanded American and coalition forces in Iraq at the height of the war and capped a 39-year career by serving as the Army's chief of staff, has died, his family said Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. He was 67.  (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

General Ray Odierno: An appreciation

Tough and affable at the same time, and sometimes controversial, Ray Ordierno was a soldier’s soldier.

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