As part of its Red Carpet Speaker Series, The Stayton at Museum Way in Ft. Worth, Texas, recently welcomed former U.S. Lt. Col Oliver North. He discussed “America in the New Millennium,” touching on the United States’ role in the world – militarily, economically and politically. He also held a book signing for attendees.

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Known for being a combat-decorated U.S. Marine, Col. North is also a small business founder, inventor with three U.S. patents, syndicated columnist, No. 1 best-selling author and the host of “War Stories” on Fox News Channel. His latest book, Counterfeit Lies, was released in June.

Col. North served 22 years as a Marine officer after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was awarded the Silver Star for his service in combat, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action. From 1983-1986, he served as the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism coordinator as part of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan administration.

Pictures courtesy of Gittings.