History AAR with Nicholas Moran

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History AAR

Tour Guide Annie invites you to join us Saturday, 3 December 2022, at 2:30 PM to hear an After Action Review by Nicholas Moran,  military vehicle expert and historian for Wargaming America, the creators of the award-winning online tank game – World of Tanks.  With his wicked sense of humor, The Chieftain will keep you entertained while you learn unique and fascinating facts about historic military vehicles!

Hors D’oeuvres will be served.  All attendees will be entered into a raffle to receive a bottle of Horse Soldier Bourbon (must be 21 to win).

Cost: $25 (includes museum admission)


Picture of Nicolas MoranNicholas Moran is Wargaming America’s resident tanker and amateur historian. In addition to doing research for the tanks in the game World of Tanks, he also makes informational videos, The Chieftain (YouTube), and, on a more frequent basis, creates written articles on his column, “Inside the Chieftain’s Hatch” (WorldofTanks.com).

The Chieftain is also Lieutenant Colonel Moran.  Moran first joined the Irish Defense Forces Reserve in September 1997 followed by the US Army National Guard in November 2000.  As a U.S. Army National Guard member, he was deployed in Iraq between 2004 and 2005, and Afghanistan between 2009 and 2010.  During his military career, Moran received a Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Meritorious Service Medal.  LTC Moran is still serving today as a cavalry officer.

From World of Tanks:
“The Army is fantastic for experiences, many of which fall into the “I wouldn’t believe it if I didn’t see it for myself” category. This varies from the radio call where I stated “I am in high-speed pursuit of a blue Opel Kadett Wagon, Northbound on Rte. Nissan” as I was weaving through traffic in my tank, through the fun of going through an airport security checkpoint, and putting 300 rounds of ammunition and my rifle through the metal detector while my knife had to go in checked baggage.”

Horse Soldier Bourbon

Horse Soldier Bourbon was founded by retired members of the U.S. Special Forces in 2014. The founding members were the first to enter Afghanistan, on horseback, following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Special Forces team, ODA- 595, hit the ground in Afghanistan on October 19th of 2001.  They were given horses by the Northern Alliance and rode into multiple battles. That team later became known as The Horse Soldiers and has been featured in the movie “12 Strong”, the documentary “Legion of Brothers” and the book “Swords of Lightning”.

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