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    Retired Army officer speaks to students about overcoming obstacles

    The New York Giants faced the Washington Redskins, their rivals, in the third week of the 2007-2008 season. Before the game, retired Army colonel Gregory Gadson, invited by a former West Point classmate, spoke to them about his time as football player at West Point, his team’s commitment to success and his service in Iraq. “I told them that, if I could, I would be back with my soldiers in Iraq. But that isn’t possible and, if given the chance, I would take each and every one of them with me,” Gadson said. The Giants beat the Redskins and later reached the Super Bowl where they defeated the New England…