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Cigar Line Launch Event to Benefit Semper Fi Fund (details & pics below)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
El Dorado Hills, CA
Join "The Cigar Marine" for this FREE special event in honor of military men and women!
Saturday, November 10th at 6pm
Art of Cigars, 2222 Francisco Drive Suite 470, El Dorado Hills
Live Music, Beer/Wine and Cigars of course!!
"The Cigar Marine" was forever immortalized after an AP photograph was taken just before the Firdos Square statue of Saddam Hussein was destroyed on April 9, 2003 and put on the front pages of newspapers around the world. Author and speaker Nick Popaditch, "The Cigar Marine" aka Gunny Pop, will be in El Dorado Hills for a very special event to honor his fellow military men and women.
In recognition of the Marine Corps Birthday, Nick will be launching a line of premium, hand rolled cigars in conjunction with Art of Cigars. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, an organization close to Nick's heart.
This Event is FREE and open to EVERYONE who would like to attend. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Come and meet Nick Popadtich, an absolute inspiration and true American Hero.
Nick hopes to raise significant funds for the Semper Fi Fund. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Popaditch, who was partially blinded in combat during the First Battle of Fallujah in 2004 when he was struck in the head by an RPG, has been a strong supporter of the Semper Fi Fund.
“I am excited to stand behind a product that allows cigar smokers to celebrate in true Marine Corps style, and even more so to support a great organization that helps so many injured Marines and their families,” said Nick “Gunny Pop” Popaditch.
There will be a special VIP event at 5pm for individuals who would like to pre-purchase a Humidor Bundle. The Humidor will be signed by Nick and contain his book Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery published by Savas Beatie, LLC.
*Please note: The 2-Cigars w/ Book Bundle is not part of the VIP event.
CIGAR INFO AND SPECS
Torpedo - double wrapper
Ring Gauge: 52 (thickness)
Wrapper: Double-wrap featuring Habana/Conneticut tobaccos
Corona - spiced rum flavored
HUMIDOR INFO AND SPECS
The ideal travel humidor made for people on the go, or avid outdoorsmen who want ultimate protection for their cigars during their commute, while exposing them to the various elements of nature.
· Holds up to 5 Churchill Cigars
· Made from Super Strong ABS Molded Plastic
· Floats on water
· Airtight seal
· Waterproof to 100 feet deep
· Case can withstand temperature range -10° to 175° Fahrenheit
· 2 Removable/Replaceable Locking Clasps
· Stainless Steel Latch Hinges
· Molded Lock Ring for Added Security
· Coin Release for Air Pressure
· 1 Humidifier Disc in Lid
· Custom Urethane Foam Protects Cigars
· Lanyard with clip for easy transportation
· Digital Camouflage Exterior
· Dimensions (Inside): 7.88" x 3.97" x 1.55"
ABOUT NICK POPADITCH
"The Cigar Marine" was forever immortalized after an AP photograph taken by Laurent Rebours just before the Firdos Square statue destruction on April 9, 2003 and put on the front pages of newspapers around the world. Nick is a medically retired United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart who was wounded in action during a firefight with enemy insurgents and was struck in the head by an enemy rocket propelled grenade (RPG).Numerous shrapnel wounds to the head and neck left him legally blind and partially deaf in his right ear. Nick is a highly sought speaker across the nation and the 2012 candidate for California's 53rd congressional district. Nick's book Once a Marine: An Iraq War Tank Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery published by Savas Beatie, LLC has been added to the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reading List, is the Winner of the 2009 Military-Writers Book of the Year and Finalist for Autobiography/Memoirs 2009 Indie Book Awards.
Be sure to join Gunny "Pop" on Sunday, November 11th at 10am for the City of Sacramento Veteran’s Day Parade. He will be the Grand Marshal for the parade.