The first Hughston Leadership Lecture Series event of 2013 will feature bestselling writer Patrick K. O’Donnell, author of "Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc, The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe." O’Donnell’s presentation, entitled “Leadership Lessons Learned,” will be presented Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.
O’Donnell, an expert on WWII espionage, special operations, and counter-insurgency, has written eight books on military history. Dog Company has been the number-one selling book for publisher De Capo Press for seven weeks. The historian also founded The Drop Zone, the first online military oral history project and virtual museum www.thedropzone.org .
O’Donnell captured many of his oral histories while serving as a volunteer combat historian in Iraq. Later, he served as a war correspondent for Men’s Journal and Fox News. He was a consultant on the award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers and for documentaries produced by the BBC, the History Channel and Fox News. He also served as a consultant for the Medal of Honor game franchise.
O’Donnell’s presentation is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.