ROMEOVILLE, IL (May 14, 2014) – Senior Star at Weber Place is pleased to welcome back General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.), on Thursday, May 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 605 South Edward Drive in Romeoville. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
General Zinni’s military service has taken him to more than 70 countries and includes deployments to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Western Pacific, Northern Europe and Korea. His operational experience included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded. He held numerous command and staff assignments that included platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine Expeditionary Unit and Marine Expeditionary Force command. General Zinni received 23 personal military awards and holds 37 unit, service and campaign awards.
Since his retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 2000, General Zinni has continued to serve his country as the U.S. Peace Envoy in the Middle East and in other areas. He also serves on the boards of several corporations, universities and other organizations, offering insight gained from his 40 years of experience as a proven and decorated leader in the United States military.
Beyond his military service and corporate leadership roles, General Zinni has authored three best selling books including one he co-authored with Tom Clancy, entitled Battle Ready.
"We are thrilled to have General Zinni join us and share his remarkable stories from around the world," said Michelle Franzak, executive director of Senior Star at Weber Place. "We invite the Romeoville community and beyond to join us for dinner and a chance to meet General Zinni, and are always glad to provide our residents and local neighbors with these types of quality speakers and presentations."
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by May 28 by calling 815.439.2033 to reserve a space. The first 25 people who RSVP will receive a free signed copy of General Zinni’s book, Leading the Charge. There will also be a chance to win a set of all three of General Zinni’s books at the event. Book signing will be available.
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About Senior Star at Weber Place:
Senior Star at Weber Place, a Senior Star community, features 346 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 29 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences: independent living, assisted living and memory care. For more information visit www.seniorstar.com.