Date: March 15, 2019 to March 15, 2019
Where: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60604
Event Type: Family
Ticket Price: N/A
The AuthorAllen J. Lynch is a native of Illinois, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Medal of Honor recipient, with a lifelong career of devoted service to U.S. military veterans. Mr. Lynch is also a member of the Union League Club and the American Legion Post 758. The Book..."Zero to Hero"ZERO TO HERO: From Bullied Kid to Warrior, published by Pritzker Military Museum & Library, March 13, 2019. Allen J. Lynch (with Richard Ernsberger, Jr.) tells the inspiring story that takes him from bullies on the playground in 1950s Illinois, to the enemy on the battlefield in Vietnam, to the demons of PTSD he's battled ever since. "I'm proof that life can be turned in a positive direction," Lynch writes in the book. "Being bullied in school made me nothing more or less than a survivor. It gave me an inner strength that got me through life-or-death combat situations and later helped me battle PTSD for more than forty years. I persevered. Bad things happen in life-they are often unavoidable. It is how you deal with them that matters." The Event The event begins with registration and reception at 11:30 a.m. with luncheon and programming at noon. The price is $35 per person and if you or your guest have a food allergy or a dietary restriction, please contact Club Services at 800.443.0578 and let them know. Books will be available for purchasing and signing will take place before and after lunch. The Union League Club of Chicago adheres to a no denim or athletic wear dress code. Please share this with your guests.