November 12, 2015
Gen. Anthony Zinni (ret.)
WHAT: The Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series with Gen. Anthony Zinni (USMC, retired)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 13)
WHERE: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, Museum of Texas Tech University,
4th Street and Indiana Avenue
EVENT: In his nearly 40 years of military service, Gen. Zinni has become one of the nation’s most sought-after and respected voices on military and international political matters. A two-tour veteran of the Vietnam War, Zinni has served his country in military and diplomatic missions, as well as humanitarian.
Before his retirement from the Marine Corps in 2000, Zinni served as commanding general of U.S. Central Command. He has been awarded 23 personal U.S. medals and personal international awards from Vietnam, France, Italy, Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen and Bahrain.
After leaving the military, Zinni has served the public in different capacities, including various national security, business and educational roles. He has published numerous books, including the international bestseller coauthored with Tom Clancy, Battle Ready.
Zinni will discuss his service during the Vietnam War and how that shaped him as a young Marine Corps officer and continued to shape him as he became one of its senior commanders.
This event is free and open to the public. Reception and light refreshments to follow the presentation.
CONTACT: Steve Maxner, director, Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University(806) 773-8105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1989, the Texas Tech Vietnam Center and Archive houses the largest collection of materials related to the Vietnam conflict outside of the U.S. National Archives.
Its mission is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.Twitter
The mission of the Archive of Modern American Warfare is to encourage, promote, support and enhance the long term study and preservation of all aspects of America's diplomatic and military experiences and involvements on a global scale, beginning in 1975 and continuing to the present. Through this, the Archive strives to help researchers develop a better understanding of America’s modern military experiences.