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Established in 2013, this lecture series jointly sponsored by St. John’s College and the United States Naval Academy honors LCDR Erik S. Kristensen, an alumnus of the Naval Academy and St. John’s College Graduate Institute.
Recordings of past Kristensen Memorial Lectures are available on the St. John’s College Archives site.
Kristensen, a Navy SEAL, was killed in the line of duty while leading a search and rescue mission in Afghanistan in 2005. His story is recounted in the 2013 film Lone Survivor.
The annual memorial lecture series was initiated by a 1992 St. John’s College graduate, Lt. Michael Zampella, along with friends and family. All inquiries concerning the lecture should be directed to mzampella(at)mac.com.