Retired general to recount Special Forces efforts after 9/11

benw@ledger-enquirer.comAugust 31, 2011 

 Jerry Boykin, former commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command and who managed a response to 9/11 from Special Forces, will recount his experiences at a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

   While serving as commanding general of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., Boykin oversaw the recruitment and training of Special Forces soldiers. After the attacks on 9/11, it was his  job to manage the response from the perspective of Special Forces.

    Boykin retiired as lieutenant general. His lecture is part of the lecture series event, sponsored by Hughston Clinic and the National Infantry Foundation. It is part of the National Infantry Museum’s observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

    Event  is free and open to the public.



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