412393854 746915260803246 58741505608143298 nCol. (Ret) Gregory Gadson and Terese Schlachter will be the keynote speakers at the Lindsay Lectures event on Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event, hosted at the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations

Museum in Fayetteville, will feature a discussion about Gadson's life journey, as detailed in his new book

"Finding Waypoints: A Warrior's Journey Towards Peace and Purpose."

The Lindsay Lectures series is one of the museum's signature outreach events, dedicated to honoring military history makers and their impact on U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Soldiers. Renee Lane, Executive Director of the ASOM Foundation, says the event will provide a space for the community to engage with the rich history of the armed forces.

Col. (Ret) Gregory Gadson's story of resilience and courage has inspired many. After losing both legs in an IED attack in Iraq in 2007, Gadson defied the odds and, within eight months, was mentoring the New York Giants to their 2008 Super Bowl win. His incredible journey continued as he later starred in the major motion picture "Battleship" and became a sought-after motivational speaker.

Terese Schlachter, co-author of "Finding Waypoints," will join Gadson on stage to discuss the challenges faced and the waypoints that sustained him throughout his remarkable life. From his early days at West Point's Army Black Knights football team to a distinguished military career, the discussion promises to be an inspiring exploration of resilience, purpose, and the indomitable spirit of a warrior.

Fayetteville's largest Army museum serves as a hub for education and dialogue. Lindsay Lectures, made possible by the ASOM Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit working closely with the museum, provides a platform for renowned authors and lecturers to share compelling narratives tied to the museum's storyline.

Renee Lane emphasizes the importance of these events in encouraging dialogue and discovery among visitors.

"The Lindsay Lectures bridge the gap between military history and the present, fostering a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by our armed forces," said Lane.

Lane also believes that “bringing in distinguished speakers like Col. Gadson and Terese Schlachter gives the community unique perspectives on the warrior's journey. These events open conversations and create connections beyond the exhibits, enhancing the overall visitor experience."

The Lindsay Lectures event will draw a large crowd, including military personnel, veterans, and the wider community. Attendees can expect to hear Gadson's inspiring story firsthand and gain insight into the challenges and triumphs faced by U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Soldiers. In addition to the keynote speakers, the event will include a book signing and Q&A session. The event is just one of many ways that the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum is honoring the legacy of those who have served in the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations forces.

This exclusive event is open to the public, offering an opportunity for the community to gain firsthand insights into the experiences of a true American hero. For more information and to reserve a spot to attend, visit asomf.org/event/gadson/ or contact the museum at 910-643-2778.

ASOM encourages the community to take advantage of this chance to witness a powerful discussion about the warrior's journey, resilience, and the waypoints that lead to peace and purpose. Col. (Ret) Gregory Gadson’s and Terese Schlachter's insights promise all attendees an evening of inspiration and reflection.

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