In 1991, Greg Banner (a US Army Major at the time) was assigned as an advisor in El Salvador. The US had established an advisory team approximately 10 years prior to help that country fight a communist insurgency. Major Banner spent 15 months as the team leader for one of the several district teams living with and helping Salvadoran units fight their war. This presentation will provide some background to the war and then an overview of one soldier’s experiences there, up to and including the peace treaty which was signed at the end of his tour.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Greg Banner graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1979 and spent 21 years on active duty in mostly Infantry and Special Forces assignments. He retired from the Army in Rhode Island and has been working in the emergency management field for the State of Rhode Island and then the federal government since then.
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Reservations are required.
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When: Monday, May 8, 5:30 pm (social hour); 6:30 (dinner followed by program).
Where: Varnum Armory, 6 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI
Menu: Prime rib dinner