Washington (CNN) - A ceremony honoring retiring Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal is scheduled for Friday in Washington.
McChrystal's illustrious career came to an abrupt end when he resigned as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan after he and his staff were quoted in a Rolling Stone magazine article criticizing and mocking key administration officials.
The West Point graduate and a former Green Beret was a senior official for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen.
Thank you for your service to our nation. One unfortunate mistake doesn't erase all the years of exemplary service. I'm certain that the Commander in Chief would agree and regretted the choice he had to make. Unfortunately, the media plays too great a role and manipulates far too many situations (just ask Ms. Sherrod). We all suffer for it, yet we allow it. God go with you, Sir.