Oliver North

East Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse would like to thank all the many generous sponsors and participants that made "An Evening with Oliver North" such a success - as well as a sell out event.

East Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse was proud to bring this American legend toEast Texas - but we did not do it alone. We would be remiss if we did not give special thanks to Martin Resources, Eastman Chemical, Good Shepherd Medical Center and Merritt Tool.

A very special word of thanks goes to LeTourneau University - the staff as well as the students for all their efforts and many kindnesses. And of course the scores of volunteers that made this event possible.

Col. North is the embodiment of "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY." A marine for 22 years, recipient of two purple hearts, Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valor, a historic icon, a best selling author and commentator. And his legacy continues. He is the founder of Freedom Alliance, a foundation which provides scholarships for the sons and daughters of service members killed in action. As one marine put it that night, "He's the real deal."

Thank you East Texas. Once again your hospitality and generosity has come through.

About Oliver North:

Oliver L. North serves as host of the FOX News Channel (FNC) program War Stories with Oliver North, which airs each Sunday from 8-9 p.m. (ET.)

North is a combat-decorated Marine, author, founder of a small business, inventor who holds three U.S. patents, syndicated columnist and former candidate for the United States Senate.

Assigned to the National Security Council staff in the Reagan Administration, North was involved in planning the rescue of 804 medical students on the island of Grenada and played a major role in the daring capture of the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. After helping plan the U.S. raid on Muammar Qaddafi's terrorist bases in Libya , North was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal, the world's deadliest assassin.

North also serves as the Honorary Chairman of Freedom Alliance, the conservative public policy organization he founded in 1990. Freedom Alliance is committed to strengthening morality in our public institutions and restoring honesty and integrity to our political system. Freedom Alliance is dedicated to the maintenance of a strong national defense, the protection of the rights and freedoms of individual citizens, and the adoption of policies that promote free enterprise.

North graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland , and served 22 years as a Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and two Purple Hearts for wounds in combat.