Thursday, October 27, 2005
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5:00 p.m. CST Reception and Book Signing
6:00 p.m. CST Program and Live Webcast
On Thursday, October 27th, the Pritzker Military Libraryís Medal of Honor Series continues when COL. Wesley L. Fox, USMC (Ret.), joins executive director Ed Tracy for a one-on-one interview at the Library in Streeterville. The event, to be web cast with a live audience, is free and open to the public.
While serving as a rifle company commander with the Third Marine Division in 1969, Fox was twice wounded in a vicious battle during Operation Dewey Canyon. His extraordinary actions earned him the nationís highest military honor and are featured in his book Marine Rifleman: Forty-Three Years in the Corps and Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty. Both books will be available at the event courtesy of Brent Books.
COL Fox retired from the Marine Corps in 1993 after forty-three years of distinguished service. In addition to the Medal of Honor, he received two awards of the Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star with Combat V, three awards of the Purple Heart and numerous commendations. From 1993 until his retirement in 2001, Fox served as deputy commandant of cadets at Virginia Tech.
A complimentary wine and cheese reception with a book signing will be held at 5:00 p.m. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Library located at 610 North Fairbanks Court, 2nd Floor and will be web cast live at the Libraryís website.
Admission is free, but space is limited. This event will fill-up. For reservations, call 312.587.0234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend in person, visit the home page and access the weblink for our live broadcast at the time of broadcast, or view any of our past programs by accessing the past events pages.
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