Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, a #1 best-selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. patents, a syndicated columnist, and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel.
North was born in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a Marine officer. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action.
Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration, LtCol North was the United States government’s counter-terrorism coordinator from 1983-1986. He was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the terrorists who hijacked the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s terror bases in Libya, North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the infamous terrorist killed in Baghdad in August, 2002. President Ronald Reagan...
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Ollie was simply terrific, and one of the best -- if not THE best speakers we've had address our group. From the time he joined us for the reception to some four hours later, he made everyone feel like they were long-time friends. In the four years I've been working for the Round Table, I have not seen our members so captivated with a speaker. One moment the audience was laughing hysterically and the next absolutely riveted by what they were hearing. He's a great story teller and a very gracious man.
Jane Bonvillain, Construction Industry Round Table