The Richland Rotary Club is inviting the public to listen to Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at a special lunch program Nov. 1.
Richland native Mattis is a blunt-talking, seasoned war veteran best known for leading troops into the bloody battle of Fallujah in Iraq in 2004.
He was picked by the Pentagon in 2010 to replace Gen. David Petraeus as commander of U.S. Central Command.
As head of Central Command, Mattis oversees U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as across the Middle East, including Iraq and Iran.
He graduated from Richland High School in 1968.
The lunch is at the Red Lion Hanford House. Cost is $12. Reservations required. Call or email Phil Lemley at 375-4828 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday.