Edgemere senior living community recently welcomed combat-decorated U.S. Marine, Lt. Col. Oliver North, as part of its Red Carpet Speaker Series. North spoke on “America in the New Millennium,” discussing the United States’ military, economic and political roles in the world.

The best-selling author and syndicated columnist hosts the “War Stories” documentary series on Fox News Channel. He served 22 years as a Marine officer, having graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy. He received the Silver Star for his combat service, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts. From 1983 to 1986, he served as the National Security Council’s counter-terrorism coordinator in the Reagan administration.

During his visit North spent some quality time with resident veterans at Edgemere, telling war stories and discussing current politics.