Throughout the weeks Hastings spent with McChrystal and his staff, they asked to go off the record only twice.
Given the distrust the military has for the press, it is surprising to see how laissez-faire the general is with Hastings.
We have seen Bob in my small town of Hastings over five times in the last few months.
Old English Hæstingas "The Hastings; settlement of the family or followers of a man called *Hæsta;" literally "Hæsta's People."
The Hæstingas were an important tribal group referred to in an 8th cent. Northumbrian chronicle as the gens Hestingorum which seems to have kept a separate identity as late as the early 11th cent. ["Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names"]