Jahn Family Civic Leadership Series: Lessons of Leadership Learned Only In Battle (CC)

Sergeant Gary Beikirch will speak on leadership in a presentation titled, Lessons of Leadership Learned Only In Battle. Gary Beikirch joined the U.S. Army in August 1967, just after finishing his second year of college. In Vietnam, he served as a sergeant with Company B of the 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. The group was stationed at Dak Seang Camp, which would later be attacked by a numerically superior North Vietnamese force. For his actions during that battle, Beikirch was awarded the Medal of Honor, which was presented to him by President Richard Nixon on October 15, 1973. Since the mid-1980’s, Beikirch has worked as a guidance counselor at Greece Arcadia Middle School in his native Rochester, New York. He has been married to his wife, Loreen, for 44 years; they have three children and 14 grandchildren.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Emerson Suites

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