Vietnam War Hero to Share Experiences

OGDEN, Utah - Former U.S. Senator and Vietnam War veteran Max Cleland will speak on "Strong at the Broken Places" as part of Weber State University's convocation lecture series, at 10 a.m. Oct. 23 in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

Cleland will share experiences from the war, where he lost both legs and his right arm to a grenade explosion.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service and the Silver Star for Gallantry in Action.

After returning from the war, he became Georgia's youngest-elected secretary of state in 1982, and the youngest administrator of the Veterans Administration.  In 1996, he was elected to the U.S. Senate.  He is a professor at American University.

Cleland has written the book, "Going for the Max!: 12 Principles for Living Life to the Fullest" and "Strong at the Broken Places," an autobiography.

The presentation is free to the public. For more information, visit

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