Whiskey & War Stories

Whiskey & War Stories

Whiskey & War Stories

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The Folds of Honor Central Ohio Chapter cordially invites you to join us for a special night of renown speakers and bourbon tasting in Columbus on Wednesday, May 8th, at the New Albany Country Club

Cocktails begin at 5:30pm

Table of 10-   $5000

Individual Tickets-   $800

Join us for a night of stories, 

Guest Speakers:

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Pennington, USA, Retired- CW4(R) “Bob” Pennington served over 30 years in the US Army, 26 years as a Green Beret. He served as both an Assistant Detachment Commander and Detachment Commander. He also held positions at the Company level as an Operations Warrant, Executive Officer and Company Commander and the Battalion level as a Senior Warrant Officer Advisor. As America’s response to the 9/11 attacks, then CW2 Pennington served as the Assistant Detachment Commander for Operational Detachment Alpha-595 during their historic campaign, conducting textbook Unconventional Warfare operations while on horseback against a formidable Taliban and Al Qaeda Force, 10-times the strength of the allies. Featured in several books (“The Hunt for Bin Laden” “The Horse Soldiers”), and films (major motion picture “12 Strong” and the documentary films “Legions of Brothers” and “The Pasha”), Bob has been a guest speaker numerous times for the Special Forces Qualification Course, educational briefings and charity events. Bob has also co-authored books (“Swords of Lightning” and “Mazar-e Sharif: The First Victory of the 21st Century Against Terrorism”) and several manuals covering Special Forces operations in the conduct of Unconventional Warfare. Bob is the recipient of many combat, valor and peacetime awards and is a 2020 inductee as a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment, as well as a 2020 inductee into the Georgia Military Veteran’s Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the 2018 MG Shachnow Award (Special recognition for combat actions), and the 2014 Bronze Order of Saint Philip Neri Award(20+ years outstanding achievement in Special Forces). He also received a Special Commendation from the Governor of Georgia and honored through a State Resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives for his military service. He is a lifelong member of the distinguished Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Society. Bob and his former SF team mates and business partners, now operate a veteran owned, craft distillery brand, American Freedom Distillery in St. Petersburg, FL featuring their premium award-winning, Horse Soldier Bourbon-one of the fastest growing bourbon distilleries in the country.  Bob is married to the former Lisa Hemstreet of Sanford, North Carolina and has been blessed with three sons and two step sons.  

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Also joining Bob Pennington a second speaker who is a member of the Folds of Honor Speaker’s Bureau, who is also a scholarship recipient family will too be joining us.  Listen as they share their family’s story of how the ultimate sacrifice was given and how the Folds changed their lives.


Honor their Sacrifice. Educate their Legacy.


Date And Time

05-08-24 @ 05:30 PM to
05-08-24 @ 10:00 PM

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