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War and Post-War American Leaders Subject of Hamilton College Lecture

By Cindy McNicholl

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November 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in Hamilton College's Taylor Science Center

Event Description

“American Leaders, War and Post-War, 1940-1950: A Legacy of Lessons Ignored” by Major General (Ret.) and author Josiah Bunting III.

Bunting graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1963. He subsequently studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and at Columbia University as a John Burgess Fellow.

During active duty with the U.S. Army, he served as an infantry officer in Vietnam with the Ninth Infantry Division. Bunting received the Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal--2nd class, Presidential Unit Citation and Parachute Badge.

He taught history at West Point and at the Naval War College. He was president of Briarcliff College (1973-1977) and Hampden-Sydney College (1977-1987) and superintendent of VMI (1995-2003).

Bunting has recently been elected as chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States. He also serves as chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Del.
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