PICS & TWEETS: Eric Maddox showered with praise at captivating speaking engagement for @OUCAC

Eric Maddox spoke at the University of Oklahoma last night and saying he was well received is an understatement.

Eric Maddox
Eric Maddox at OU

From the Oklahoma Daily:

Sooners learned Wednesday about the incredible impact people can have after leaving OU from a graduate who went on to become the military interrogator responsible for orchestrating the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Eric Maddox explained the process of finding and capturing Saddam Hussein and detailed the dilemmas he faced to about 300 people in Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. The audience ranged from students to faculty to Maddox’s own father.

One student was struck by the thought that someone who walked the same campus as she does went on to have such an impact on the world.

“Seeing someone who went to the same school, walked down the same halls and experienced the same things and then went on and did something great for your country — I think that’s really inspiring,” said Alexis Taitel, international studies junior and president of the Campus Activities Council Speakers’ Bureau, which organized the lecture.

The event included a presentation of colors by the ROTC, a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and a question and answer session between Maddox and the audience.

After all he’s been through, Maddox wrapped up the event by saying how important it is that after you graduate you are still a Sooner, and that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

The tweets about the event were filled with awe and respect for the American hero:

https://twitter.com/MelanieeOlson/status/317082053332058112

https://twitter.com/mkono10/status/317089054170685440

Not much was revealed yet about the film but an official OU twitter shared this:

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Red Dawn is already associated with a film from 2012 as well as one in the 80s so this seems like a misunderstanding, which the student confirmed. More pictures from tweets and instagram were just as great – Eric with proud Sooners.

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