When: February 23, 2014; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Musuem
Cost: $5 per person (pay at the door)
|BG (Ret.) Rick D. Gibbs||CSM (Ret.) Bart Womack|
Steel City Vets, Veterans Breakfast Club and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. are proud to announce a joint event titled “Out of the Foxhole – Celebrating Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families” to be held at Soldiers & Sailors on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The event is aimed to connect Pittsburgh area veterans from the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
“Out of the Foxhole” will be held in the ballroom at the historic Soldiers & Sailors and will feature a keynote address from Command Sergeant Major (Ret) Bart Womack. CSM (Ret) Womack is the author of the recently released book Embedded Enemy, which gives a first-hand account of the soldier-on-soldier attack that occurred at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait on March 22, 2003. This attack occurred just days before the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was scheduled to invade Iraq, and resulted in the death of two service members. Twelve others were wounded. Among those killed was Army Captain Chris Seifert who was a native of Easton, PA and served as part of the Brigade’s intelligence team.
Following CSM Womack’s address, veterans are invited to share a personal story in a safe and friendly environment. Then, all guests will have the privilege of touring the museum and its many exhibits on our nation’s past conflicts. Additionally, CSM (Ret) Womack will have copies of his book available for sale and signing. Portions of the sale will be donated to the Benjamin Seifert College Fund, which was started by Chris’ friends and family
The cost of this event is $5 per person, a low price made possible by a grant from the Veterans Support Foundation and Steel City Vets, and hosted by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. Guests can pay at the door. Parking will be available for $5 in the Soldiers & Sailors Parking Garage which is located on Bigelow Boulevard between 5th Ave and O ‘Hara St. Street parking will also be available. Copies of the book, Embedded Enemy, can be purchased at the event for $15.
Those interested in attending Out of the Foxhole should contact Todd DePastino at the Veterans Breakfast Club to make reservations. He can be reached at 412-623-9029 or firstname.lastname@example.org.