Sunday, September 10, 2017

Invitation to September Meeting

Returned & Services League of Australia,
Washington Sub-Branch,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
dmward1973 at gmail dot com
Invitation to September Meeting
When - Thursday, September 14, 2017.
Time - Noon to 2:00 pm.
Where –Amenities Room,
Embassy of Australia,
1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20036
Guest speaker: Mr. Richard L. Holm, former CIA Station Chief in Hong Kong
Topic: "Vietnam - A Winnable War".
Charge - $15.00, including buffet lunch and sodas.  Alcoholic beverages- $2.00 each.
Attire: Business casual.
RSVP by noon on Wednesday, September 14, 2017, to David Ward at 202-352-8550 or via e-mail to dmward1973 gmail dot com
NOTE: Valid photo ID required.
Parking: While there is no parking at the Embassy, paid, off street parking is available behind and under the Airline Pilots Association- 17th and Mass, and, at 15th and Mass (1240 15th street). On street two hour metered parking is also available.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017. 

Biography Richard L. Holm is a former paramilitary adviser, operations officer, senior manager and chief of station for the Central Intelligence Agency.
He is the recipient of a special achievement award for his service in Southeast Asia; the Donovan Award for his work at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia; the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the highest award the agency can bestow; and the Hugh Montgomery Award for career service, bestowed in 2012 for only the second time by the O.S.S. Society.
His acclaimed memoir, The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA, available in hardcover, as an ebook and as an unabridged audio narration, describes his years with the agency.
He lives in Northern Virginia.