It’s amazing the factoids that one comes across while reading. There was always something familiar about Gen Abazaid, but I could never remember what it was…
He was the Ranger officer who parachuted with his men into Grenada and then had one of his men drive a bulldozer toward the Cuban troops, as he advanced behind it.
They called him the Mad Arab.
Sounds like he was pretty well liked by people who served under him.