June 30th, 2011
12:48 PM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Salute that!
    Sir, you must be bone tired. I know I would be.

    June 30, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  2. s kel

    gates good for you.

    June 30, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  3. Dale

    Gates was from the old school, he had common sense and understanding and compassion.

    June 30, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Very level-headed for a republican. He will be missed.

    June 30, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. The Elephant in The Room

    Job well done sir!

    Thank you for being an adult and helping the President to cut DOD spending and reduce troop levels in Iraq & Afghanistan. llI`m sure some reporters will attempt to get you to chime in on the 2012 Presidential election. You are too much of a class act to take the bait.

    June 30, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Joe800

    ...Medal of Freedom for risking what?...medals should be reserved for heroism, not just service...

    June 30, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |