American businessman and one-time presidential candidate, Ross Perot, will tour the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center and participate in a reenlistment ceremony there this afternoon.
This will be Perot's first visit to the museum.
The reenlistment ceremony will take place at 2:15 p.m. After a reenlistment ceremony in the museum’s rotunda, National Infantry Foundation President retired Maj. Gen. Jerry White will take Perot on a tour of the museum, including the Ranger Hall of Valor, where Perot chose to honor three of his dearest friends and infantrymen: Retired Gen. and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Hugh Shelton; the late retired Col. Arthur “Bull” Simons, who led a raid in 1970 to free prisoners of war in Vietnam; and the late retired Gen. Wayne Downing, former national director and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism. After being briefed in 2007 on plans to build the new museum, Perot made a financial commitment on the spot, calling the project.
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