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Leadership Keynote: The Enduring Value of Storytelling & How to Use Stories as a Method for Achieving Your Goals

All good leaders are effective storytellers—because they must communicate their story constantly. They understand all of the dynamics of a good story.  Through his own experience as a senior Army Special Forces officer who has operated throughout the world’s war and crisis zones, and a novelist, John’s leadership keynote, “The Enduring Value of Storytelling” shows […]

The Bravery of Colonel Edward Cross and his 5th New Hampshire Volunteers at Gettysburg

Do you know the story of Colonel Edward Cross at Gettysburg? The monument to him and the 5th New Hampshire Volunteers is one of the really fascinating accounts to come out of the battle. An extraordinary leader!

The Story of Sallie the Dog at Gettysburg

Sallie was the brave and loyal brindle pitbull that stood by her fellow soldiers of the 11th Pennsylvania for almost three years in some of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War. Here is her story, commemorated on the 11th Pennsylvania Memorial at Oak Hill on the Gettysburg Battlefield. TAGS: battle, sallie, gettysburg, 11thPA, 11thpennsylvania, […]

Jim Bowie: The Best Thing A Mom Ever Said About Her Son

Had The Privilege to Meet this Korean War Veteran Today

John Fenzel Meeting a Korean War Veteran

Ciri and I had the privilege to meet this Korean War Veteran today. His name is John Goedeke. He was a Soldier in the 34th Infantry Regiment. The 34th was the first full American regiment deployed in combat in the Korean War—and they suffered grievous casualties during the war because they were not given the […]

A Fun Morning at Towson University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

John Fenzel Osher LIfelong Learning Center at Towson University

A fun morning today sharing my story with 100 men and women at the Towson University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute! Great questions, great conversations and insightful discussions on a whole range of topics. The message? Tell Your Story! We all have one. Many thanks Ciri Fenzel for being there and for all of her support […]