Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch

2018 Stars & Stripes
Film Festival Luncheon

11:30 a.m., Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Brook Hollow Golf Club


Stars & Stripes Luncheon with Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch

We would like to invite you to support and be a special part of the fifth-annual Stars & Stripes Luncheon Presented by Clay Cooley Auto Group and Film Festival presented by Stripe-A-Zone and the Corrigan-Goddard Foundation, benefitting Sons of the Flag and honoring our nation’s finest: our Military, Veterans and First-Responders.

The Luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Brook Hollow Golf Club, and we are thrilled to announce that Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch will be our keynote speaker.

Mark Nutsch is portrayed in the movie 12 Strong & New York Times Best-Seller, Horse Soldiers.

12 StrongAs portrayed by actor Chris Hemsworth in the major motion picture, 12 Strong, Mark Nutsch (aka Mitch Nelson in the film) shares lessons learned in the now-declassified saga of a U.S. Special Forces team that overcame seemingly insurmountable odds to help achieve a historic military victory.

Mark Nutsch shares the true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history, a victory that changed the course of our country and the world.

In October 2001 following the attacks on 9/11, Nutsch led a heroic 12-man team of U.S. Special Forces on a covert mission to Afghanistan, where they would ride to war on horses to fight the enemy—side by side with their Muslim counterparts—capture the strategic city of Mazar-i-Sharif within a matter of weeks, and successfully overthrow the Taliban. Now a consultant to Special Operations Command, he earned a Bronze Star with valor for his bravery.

On stage, Nutsch enthralls audiences with an edge-of-your-seat, behind-the-scenes account of how this almost unbelievable event played out, impacted the world, and earned them the gratitude of a nation. He also shares perspectives on preparing his team of “guerrilla diplomats” for ever-evolving on-the-ground circumstances, and how resourcefulness, inventiveness, and commitment, along with adaptability, a diverse team, and a capacity to persevere enabled them to successfully accomplish their mission.

The Stars & Stripes Luncheon and Film Festival will benefit Sons of the Flag, a Dallas based non-profit founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott. Sons of the Flag is committed to supporting Military, First-Responder and Civilian Burn Survivors and their families.

Luncheon Details

Brook Hollow Golf Club
8301 Harry Hines boulevard

11:30 a.m., Thursday,
November 8, 2018


William and Mary C. Corrigan

Special Guest

The Honorable Allen B. Clark will be presented with the Sons of the Flag Legacy Award


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