January 27 - February 5, 2013


Oliver l. North is a combat decorated marine, a #1 best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and the host of “war stories” on the fox news channel.

North graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and served 22 years as a U.S. marine.  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 and was involved in planning the rescue of medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.  President Ronald Reagan described him as “an American hero.”

A #1 new york times bestselling author, his most recent best seller, American Heroes in Special Operations, is based on over 20 extensive assignments covering U.S. military units engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines.  

North is the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation that provides college scholarships for the sons and daughters of service members killed in action.  He claims his most important accomplishment is to be “the husband of one, the father of four and the grandfather of twelve.”