On Saturday, October 22, 2022, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join as they honor the Horse Soldiers of ODA 595 beginning at 5:30pm.
At this historical event, all eleven surviving Horse Soldiers will reunite for the first time at the Northwest Florida Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach.
- The movie 12 Strong was based on these men.
- It is an event not to be missed.
“The United States of America has been attacked twice,” said Ted Corcoran, President/CEO of Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Pearl Harbor with the first group to retaliate being The Doolittle Raiders. September 11, 2001 with ODA 595 being the first in Afghanistan to defend OUR Country. Brave Bombers. Heroic Horsemen.”
With this upcoming event, the FWB Chamber of Commerce will be the only organization in the world who can say that they hosted the Final Reunion of the Doolittle Raiders (2013) and the FIRST reunion of the ODA 595 Horse Soldiers (2022).
- “We could not be more proud to share this opportunity with our Community,” added Corcoran.
General Admission Tickets are $100 and includes dinner, beer & wine. VIP tickets and corporate tables are available but limited.
Purchase your tickets online at FWBchamber.org or by calling (850) 244-8191.
This momentous event would not be possible without the generous support from these businesses: Bit-Wizards, Step One Automotive Group, Eglin Federal Credit Union, Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, Florida Power & Light, Okaloosa Gas District, Image Printing, the Manor at Bluewater Bay, Vertex Solutions, Boeing, talkingParents, Bank of England Mortgage, thrIVe Wellness, and Horse Soldier Bourbon.