Spring Hill College Magazine
By Ashley Rains
Spring Hill College welcomed author and retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro ‘68 to campus for two events in April. A reception and book signing was held for alumni and friends of the College where Punaro was the featured speaker, discussing his new book, “On War and Politics: The Battlefield Inside Washington’s Beltway.” Punaro also joined the College as it hosted its second annual Military Appreciation Luncheon the following day. The event honored Spring Hill College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff and their families who currently serve or are veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Published in October 2016, Punaro’s work presents stories from his personal and public life, including accounts of his days in combat in Vietnam, interactions with leaders such as John McCain, the Clintons, the Presidents Bush and Colin Powell. Punaro also draws lessons from his military, government and industry service to propose solutions to legislative and fiscal problems facing the U.S., especially the military.