Attitudes like these have no place in any organization: military, public, or private. Saint George?? Saint Joan of Arc??? Saint George (his father was also an excellent officer) refused the 'gifts' his commander was trying to use to change George's mind.Glad to see someone gets it. Excellent points, all.
He's no saint, for sure. Saints tend to make poor combat leaders.
I look up to the General P because he had courage to resign. What he did was wrong in any organization. A certain President and a ton of other people in the public and private sector do not have that courage.
The best definition of "honor" and "character" is "how you behave when you think no one else is watching or will find out."
And no one can take your honor or character away from you, you make the choice to give them away.