Lecture     Series: History Pub

Whiskey and Warriors: Bonds of Brotherhood Forged at Black Hawk Down

Free and open to the public

Monday, August 26, 2019
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Free
  • Family-friendly
  • Researchers
  • Teachers

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97211
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, Researchers, TeachersLocation: Portland

Join us to hear a real story of the bonds of brotherhood, forged by service and sacrifice in the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment and the historic Black Hawk Down battle of October 3, 1993. Two of the Rangers, Clay Othic and John Collett, will speak about their backgrounds, their service in Mogadishu, and their two-decade long journeys that culminated with a whiskey venture created to help other veterans.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

Clay Othic and John Collett are co-owners of Three Rangers, a premium spirits company, and serve on the board for Three Rangers Foundation, a nonprofit committed to empowering veterans. Clay and his wife, Mara, live near Sheridan, Oregon, where he splits his time working on various entrepreneurial ventures and keeping active on their small farm. John, medically retired from the military, stays healthy through a regime of yoga and helping others in Chicago, Illinois.

About History Pub

Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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