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ASOMF Distinguished Speaker Series with James Patterson and 1SG (Ret.) Matt Eversmann

February 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join ASOM curator Jimmie Hallis as he virtually talks with James Patterson and 1SG (Ret.) Matt Eversmann about their book, “Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors”.

About the Book

“Walk in my Combat Boots” is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down.

These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like.

About James Patterson

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He’s given over three million books to school children and the military, donated more than seventy million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. The National Book Foundation recently presented Patterson with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community, and he is also the recipient of an Edgar Award and six Emmy Awards. He lives in Florida with his family.

About Matt Eversmann

1SG (Ret.) Matt Eversmann retired from the Army after twenty years of service. His last assignment was as an Infantry Company First Sergeant in the 10th Mountain Division during the surge in Iraq. He spent almost half of his career in the 75th Ranger Regiment and was a member of Task Force Ranger, the unit immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down. Matt and his family live in West Palm Beach where he runs his own consulting company, Eversmann Advisory.

Event Information

You can purchase a ticket to join the discussion for $15, or purchase the book, “Walk In My Combat Boots” and join the virtual discussion for $75. This price also includes a Museum Friend Membership that will give you exclusive access and pricing to all future ASOMF events. Please click on your desired ticket option below. We have limited slots available.

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February 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm