Luncheon with Gen. Tommy Franks

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 11:30 A.M.
DALLAS COUNTRY CLUB 4155 MOCKINGBIRD LN, DALLAS, TEXAS
REGULAR TICKET: $250 | TABLE OF 10: $2,500

The world knows General Franks best following the culmination of an almost four-decade military career that saw him lead American and Coalition troops in two strategically unprecedented campaigns in two years as Commander of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

Click for Gen. Franks biography.

Patton, starring George C. Scott

Opening Night Celebration

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015 • 6:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER DALLAS at 5321 E Mockingbird Ln.

Join us for our opening night screening of ZERO DARK THIRTY, following an All-American Picnic Under the Stars Featuring entertainment by the American Bomb Shells.

The Pavilion at Mockingbird Station, directly across from the Angelika Box Office

SPEAKER: Tyler Black

Seal Team Member Tyler Black has served his country at home and during numerous deployments to the Middle East and the Pacific. Click for Tyler’s full bio.

Gene Pugh at LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 6:30 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

As part of the Special Forces, Gene Pugh took part in multiple recon missions during the Vietnam War, providing intelligence on troop movements, wire taps, location of road parks, fueling stations, command centers, capturing enemy POW’s and more.
Click for Gene’s full bio.

MODERATOR: John Wayne Walding

John Wayne Walding spent 12 years in the U. S. Army with 7 of those years being in 3rd Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg NC. He has combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Click to read John’s full bio.

New York Firefighters at FDNY

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 • 9:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS
Seats at this free screening are first reserved for firefighters. Remaining seats will be assigned
on a first-come, first-served basis.

Firefighters Rob Weidman, Liam Flaherty, Rob Brown, and John Nolan all served with the New York City Fire Department on September, 11, 2001.
Click to read their bios..

MODERATOR: John J Walters III

Retired New York City Firefighter and Ex-Chief of the Port Washington Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island New York.
Click for John’s bio.

Syd Carter Q&A for BRIDGES

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 • 1:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

Meet Syd Carter at the screening of THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI. Mr. Carter served his country honorably at the beginning of the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Marine Corps attached to the USS Oriskany, and was released from service with the rank of Major. Mr. Carter is a former University Park Mayor Pro Tem, married to Margaret Carter, and has four grown children.

MODERATOR: Matt Spicer

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), United States Marine Corps. Click to read Matt’s bio.

Navajo Code Breaker Samuel Holiday at WINDTALKERS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 • 3:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS
Join us as we celebrate Native-American Veterans and their contribution to the Armed Forces. We will be joined by the Renegade Nation Color Guard, Native American Dancers, and much more! Pre-film activities will begin at 1:30 pm at the Pavilion at Mockingbird Station.

SPEAKER: Samuel Holiday

From 1943-1945 Holiday served in combat with the Fourth Marine Division during World War II. Throughout this time he served duties on the island of Roi Namur, Kwajalien, Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima.

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MODERATOR: Brady Cervantes

Brady Cervantes served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman and Scout Sniper.

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Jay T. Young Q&A at MIDWAY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 • 6:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

Jay T. Young is a Captain in the US Naval Reserve where he has served in a variety of leadership positions with units supporting US Pacific Command, US Southern Command, US Atlantic Command, and US Seventh Fleet. He currently commands a reserve unit based at JRB Carswell in Fort Worth. He was recalled to active duty shortly after 9-11 and served on the staff of US Seventh Fleet. Mr. Young is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York) and on the boards of the Dallas/FTW World Affairs Council and University of North Texas College of Arts and Sciences.
Click to read Jay’s full bio.

Greg Coker & Allen Clark at WE WERE SOLDIERS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015 • 1:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

Greg Coker was an AH-6 “Little Bird” attack helicopter aviator who was specially recruited, assessed, and selected in the Army’s only Special Operations Helicopter unit, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
Click to read Greg’s full bio.

1963 West Point graduate, Allen Clark, served in Vietnam as a Military Intelligence Officer. From 1979-1981 he served as Special Assistant to Texas Governor Bill Clements. He was confirmed twice by the United States Senate, once as the Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination and then as Director of the National Cemetery System of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Click to read Allen’s full bio.

Mike Ritland at MAX

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015 • 1:30 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

Mike Ritland served 12 years as a US NAVY SEAL in Operation IRAQI Freedom and multiple special forces missions. He served as the Naval Special Warfare Multi Purpose Canine (MPC) Trainer 2011 / 2012. After his service he began Trikos International which specializes in providing private protection K9s to government agencies and high-net-worth Individuals.
Read Mike’s full bio here.

Peter Bielskis at MEMPHIS BELLE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015 • 4:00 P.M.
ANGELIKA FILM CENTER – DALLAS

Peter Bielskis served in the Eighth Air Force (8 AF), 384th Bomb Group in World War II. The Eighth Air Force was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft and equipment. Stationed in England, Bielskis flew a remarkable 27 missions as a ball turret gunner. He served overseas beginning in January of 1945 through the end of the war.