Senior Star at Elmore Place Hosts an Evening with General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret.) Print
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Written by Kaylan Hamerlinck   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:24
Public invited to hear guest speaker and best selling author who served two terms in Vietnam


DAVENPORT, IA (June 27, 2013) – Senior Star at Elmore Place is pleased to host an evening with General Anthony Zinni, USMC (ret.), on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on its campus at 4500 Elmore Avenue, Davenport.  Appetizers will be provided.

General Zinni’s military service has taken him to more than 70 countries and includes deployments to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Western Pacific, Northern Europe and Korea.  His operational experience included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded.  He held numerous command and staff assignments that included platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine Expeditionary Unit and Marine Expeditionary Force command.  General Zinni received 23 personal military awards and holds 37 unit, service and campaign awards.

Since his retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 2000, General Zinni has continued to serve his country as the U.S. Peace Envoy in the Middle East and as the Special Envoy to the Henri Dunant Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (Indonesian, Philippines and Sudan peace effort).  He also serves on the boards of several corporations, universities and other organizations, offering insight gained from his 40 years of experience as a proven and decorated leader in the United States military.

Beyond his military service and corporate leadership roles, General Zinni has authored three best selling books including one he co-authored with Tom Clancy, entitled Battle Ready.

“We are excited to continue offering interesting speakers and topics for residents who live in the greater Davenport community,” said Kaylan Hamerlinck, assistant executive director of Senior Star at Elmore Place.  “General Zinni is an inspiration to patriotism.  Hosting him at Elmore Place will not only be a treat for our residents, especially our veterans, but also another way of supporting and enhancing our involvement as a member of this wonderful community in which we are surrounded.  We hope many people will join us at Elmore Place on July 10.”

Registration is requested by July 9.  To reserve space, please call 563.359.0100.  The first 20 people who RSVP will receive a free signed copy of one of General Zinni’s books.  

For more information about Senior Star at Elmore Place or to schedule a visit, call 563.359.0100 or visit the website at

About Senior Star at Elmore Place

Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Senior Star community, features 236 modernly decorated apartments spanning across 20 acres of beautifully landscaped property with many customized amenities to offer its residents in three distinctive living experiences:  independent living, assisted living and memory care.  For more information visit


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