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In October and November 1986 two secret illegal US Government operations were publicly exposed In addition to naming other people as illegal operatives the scapegoat of it all was Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L North Only months before he was being heraled in the New York Times as President Reagans Man of Action and now North was being handed the blame of all guilty of illegally negotiating deals with Iran and Nicaragua As the Iran-Contra Scandal was led into the national spotlight so was Oliver North But while in that spotlight North pleaded the Fifth Amendment the right to not incriminate yourself With doing so he also saved the reputations of many who turned their backs on him For this and many other achievements Lt Col Oliver L North is an American hero Oliver L North was born in San Antonio Texas His age and date of birth are being withheld due to security reasons He attended school in Philmont New York and later enrolled into the United Sates Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland As graduation neared North chose the path of being a Marine Corps leader He was later called into duty in Vietnam where he was station with K Company of the Third Battalion Third Marine Regiment Third Division from December 3 1968 to August 21 1969 During his service North led many covert operations and was awarded a Silver Star a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts He was a marines marine and was a one-of-a-kind leader While in Vietnam he was assigned to counterinsurgency operations in which he met General Singlaub and General Secord then lieutenant colonels After coming back from Vietnam he served as a planner in the Marine Corps headquarters in Washington DC After being promoted to Major in the Marine Corps North led a detachment of Marines who were to assist the rescuers of the aborted mission to free US hostages in Tehran A little more than a
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