In Fred's new book he has a chapter called "Into The Tunnel" and I do not know what the meaning is. I plan to wait for the book and look forward to finding out. That chapter brought a smile to my face. Two questions came to mind.
(1) Did he ever see the light coming at him from the other end? (2) When in fact did he develop tunnel vision regarding the battle? A- When Grant relented and allowed him to go. B- When Terry cut him loose 6/22/76. C- When he thought he had been discovered on 6/26/76. D- Some other time, if so, elaborate. E- He never developed tunnel vision, he was a splendid leader, just slightly outmanned.
Tom: That is the chapter Fred wrote sitting in traffic under the Hudson River.
To be serious, and I am being serious in a semi-smartass manner, he developed tunnel vision the day he decided that the rules of normal men, and the tactical and operational wisdom handed down from the ages did not apply to him. It was the day he decided he alone was special. It was the day any character he may have once possessed was placed in storage. It was the day he decided that foppery and patina, were adequate replacements for sound judgment, It was the day he stopped growing into manhood. So the answer is none of the above, because no specific date can be determined for a gradual deterioration of mind and soul.
In Fred's new book he has a chapter called "Into The Tunnel" and I do not know what the meaning is. I plan to wait for the book and look forward to finding out.
Chapter 12. Into the Tunnel… 239 • FIGURES I-9, K-11, M-13, and N-14. • Down Cedar Coulee. • Indians on the right bank. • Volley firing. • Sharpshooters’ Ridge versus Luce/Nye-Cartwright. • Boston Custer.