A Date which will
Live in Infamy
December 7, 1941

Col. Richard Gordon

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 pm
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 South Wabash Ave

Cocktails at 5:30, with the presentation at 6:00 for about
  thirty minutes, followed by discussion
and general cocktail talk.
Reservations are required.

Col. Richard Gordon
will talk about the events and circumstances of the surprise attack on the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor by the forces of Imperial Japan on December 7th, 1941.  This single attack provided the impetus to propel the United States into World War II.  The political and military strategies of both sides that led to these hostilities will also be discussed.

Col. Gordon is a career army officer who began his military career as a private in the US Army infantry.  He later applied for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and upon successful completion was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.  He later transferred to the Army Signal Corps specializing in telecommunications and information management.  In his last assignment he served as the G-6 Information Management Staff Officer for a division.  As the G-6 he was the primary advisor to the commanding general in regards to telecommunications, information management, and signal security.   COL Gordon holds a bachelors degree in business from Northern Illinois University. He is also a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advance Course, and the US Army Command and General Staff College.  Col Gordon is currently the Executive Director of the National Museum of the American Sailor Foundation at Naval Station Great Lakes.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the secretary at curtis.tuckey@logicophilosophicus.org.