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Ollie NORTH

American Ollie NORTH

born Oliver Laurence NORTH

American political commentator and television host, military historian, New York Times best-selling author, and retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on October 07, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas, United States  (76 years)


Biography

North was born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 7, 1943, the son of Ann Theresa (née Clancy) and Oliver Clay North, a U.S. Army major. He grew up in Philmont, New York, and graduated from Ockawamick Central High School in 1961. He attended the State University of New York at Brockport for two years.

While at Brockport, North spent a summer at the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, and gained an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1963. He received his commission as second lieutenant in 1968, having missed a year due to serious back and leg injuries from an auto accident in which a classmate was killed.

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