Ravenna – Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson has agreed to give a presentation in Portage County on March 18th, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Ravenna High School,6589 North Chestnut St, Ravenna, Ohio.
Lt. Col. Patterson is an Air Force pilot, decorated for his service in Bosnia, Somalia, Grenada and the Persian Gulf.. Toward the end of his career with the Air Force, he served as senior military aide in the White House under President Clinton and one of five carrying the nuclear football, traveling everywhere with the President which gave him a unique perspective that he will cover in his presentation.
Lt. Col. Patterson retired from the Air Force in 2001 and wrote his first book, “Dereliction of Duty” which became a New York Times best seller. He followed that with “Reckless Disregard, another well-received book and began an internet radio show.
He has also appeared on Fox News, Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly programs CSPAN, MSNBC and has been sought out for comments on some current affairs. As a journalist, he was imbedded with the troops in the hardest time of the Iraq war.
In an interview, Lt. Col. Patterson stated he is often asked why he wrote the books and continues to speak for our troops. He advised he was influenced by Oliver North, who often embedded with the military. Also, his military friends asked him to embed with the troops and tell the truth. Active duty personnel are not allowed to voice opinions. The media’s portrayals are not necessarily accurate. As a journalist, he went on patrol with the fine men and women serving our country. He found the war was going much better than was being portrayed in the media. Lt. Col. Patterson plans to continue to be a voice for our men and women in the military.
Hopefully many will plan to attend this event. It will be a great opportunity to hear this best-selling author, ask questions, and purchase his books which he will personalize and autograph. Please join in afterward for sharing reasonably-priced refreshments and other information that will be available.
Cost of tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students with ID and can be purchased through the Portage County TEA Party office at 330 474-3878.