I think it is great that one of the "younger" generation of Army commanders has endorsed Audie. Since he is only a year older than my older brother I don't consider him old at all. Christie is correct that since General Cody was only 20 years old when Audie died he would have only known about him through what his parents may have told him and of seeing him in Westerns on TV. So I would say that his endorsement is very good because Obama himself was only 10 when Audie died so that is something these two men share as being in a generation where they had not grown up watching him in movies at the theater or reading about him in newspapers. After all Audie was the Brad Pitt/George Clooney of his day and they would not have known that!!!
Yes, to see someone of Cody's generation pay respect to Audie kind of says it all!