Fredericksburg, Texas (PRWEB) July 07, 2014
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation’s symposium this year will take place on September 20th at the Fredericksburg Theater Company. This year’s symposium is In Stealth We Trust: Special Forces and Their Origins in WWII. The hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday September 20, 2014.
The cost is $50 per person for Admiral Nimitz Foundation members and $60 for non-members. Students with appropriate ID are encouraged to attend the symposium and are admitted free, but must be registered. For more information on the symposium and to register for your tickets please visit http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org or call 830-997-8600 ext. 223.
This is part one of a two part symposium on Special Forces. This year’s topic will include Under Water Demolition Teams (UDT) and how they have led to the modern day Navy Seal. The Marine Raiders and Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion, two elite units formed by the Marine Corps during WWII and their transformation into today’s Marine Force Recon. The symposium will finish up with a look at the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater.
Attendees may also enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner with featured guest speaker Army Major General (Ret) Gary Harrell at the Saturday evening dinner following the 2014 Symposium for $50 per person. Reserve your tickets today to listen to Harrell speak at the evening dinner following the Symposium. Cancellations must be received by 10 September, 2014. Otherwise, a $10 cancellation fee will be charged. Dinner reservations are not refundable after 13 September.
Harrell was a former Delta Force Commander, whose career of almost 35 years took him to every post-Vietnam hot spot, including Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.
He helped to rescue a U.S. hostage from a Panamanian jail and hunt down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. He was a Commander during the 1993 battle of Mogadishu when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. He was wounded there and was later portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down.
The Admiral Nimitz Foundation supports, operates, and manages the National Museum of the Pacific War which is a Texas Historical Commission property.