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Joined: 15 Mar 2011
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    Posted: 17 Mar 2011 at 10:16
Considered, and rightfully so by many in the era in which he lived a hero, his personality and personal failings (essentially his fall into chronic alcoholism) leave us with mixed reviews by historians in general and especially by the military ones.
His career was astonishing...exciting and brutal. He remains revered by US Army Rangers and Special Forces Warriors and his tenets remain required reading and practice even now in the 2nd decade of the 21st Ce. Whille his service during the French and Indian War are generally well known what isn't is his later involement in the American RW.
His machinations at attempting at one moment to serve the Crown and then the Revolutionaries, only to finally to settle with the King reminds one of B. Arnold but Roger's reputation never, ever, reached an equation with the former. Many questions there... the first would be why?
He can not in one sense be declared an American patriot of the revolutionary era yet he was an American and he was a patriot in that prior sense during the colonial era.
To say that he was colorful-charasmatic and an expert in his trade craft and partisian warfare operations is an understatement. And altho he was perse not the originator of the same in the colonies his reputation at it became so great that others who would follow...Morgan..Marion...Allen et.al. held his methods and memory of accomplishments in great regard.
In the end whether one feels he deserves approbation or condemnation he remains a Warrior.
fine links-bio follows. and as always your opinions and comments are solicited.

Edited by Centrix Redux - 17 Mar 2011 at 11:36
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