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Zinni tells of an extraordinary life

Gen. Anthony Zinni, USMC, who lives in retirement at Fords Colony, was the invited guest speaker at the Temple Beth El Auto-biography Group Forum.

The Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) presentation, conceived and organized by Dr. Gabriel Koz, former medical director of the Eastern State Hospital, takes about an hour and according to Koz, "can start with one's ancestry, through birth, and through the arc of one life's, ending with 'Why Williamsburg?' Where each speaker takes us is totally their choice."

I asked Zinni to share some of the notes his talk was based on. He said, "I didn't write down anything or have notes. I talked, just from the...