A benchmark almost impossible to fathom. A life well lived; Sidney Shachnow, MG USA (Ret.)
Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow survived three years in a Nazi concentration camp, he deployed twice to the jungles of Vietnam and he was the top U.S. Army officer in Berlin at the end of the Cold War.Read it all.
Along the way, the general became a legendary Special Forces officer, revered by many in the close-knit community of Green Berets.
Maj. Gen. Shachnow, 83, who lived in Southern Pines with his wife, Arlene, died Friday. But his legacy, officials said, will live on.