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Blackhawk Down - Colonel Larry Perino, US Army

Blackhawk Down - Colonel Larry Perino, US Army
Media Contact:
Edward M. Rouse | [email protected] | 850-260-0505
Event Date: June 30th the last Thursday of the month
Place: Seville Quarter
Time: 6:00pm HAU Speakers Series

Blackhawk Down - Colonel Larry Perino, US Army

Pensacola, Fla. – The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces the Annual Heroes Among Us speaker series event for June 30th, 2022 with our Guest of Honor Colonel Larry Perino, US Army

As a recent West Point graduate and 1st Lt in the US Army, Larry Perino participated in the infamous Blackhawk Down incident in Mogadishu, Somalia in October 1993. The mission was to capture or kill the warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The events were later depicted in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. At that time then 1st Lt Perino was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Refinement. Some 30 years later, after a review by the Secretary of the Army, Colonel Perino was presented the Silver Star, the nation’s third highest award for combat valor, for his actions on that day. Lt. Perino and his men had spent 15 hours protecting the crash site completely surrounded and under fire.

Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Heroes Among Us Fund to help veterans in need.

Donations for the “Heroes Among Us Fund” can be sent to:
Edward Rouse CPA, 98 Weed Street, Pensacola, FL 32514
Checks made payable to: HEROES AMONG US FUND

MEDIA NOTE: To arrange interviews or for more information, please contact Edward M. Rouse, MCL, POA (850) 260-0505.

About “Heroes Among Us”
The “Heroes Among Us” series, founded in 2013, features individuals from all branches of the military service. The goal is to let these heroes share their experiences with others, both civilians and military veterans as well as active-duty members. The events are organized and sponsored by the Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066. The Heroes Among Us Fund is a Non-Profit Corporation under the IRS Code section 501 c (3) operating as a public charity and is a recognized tax-exempt entity.

About the Marine Corps League
Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines. The Marine Corps League is a Federally Chartered Veterans Organization open to all honorably discharged veterans and is a recognized tax-exempt organization under the IRS code section 501 c (4).

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