TOPEKA, Kan. — Those attending this year’s KLA Convention & Trade Show, December 1-3, will hear from Kansas native and former Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch at the opening banquet Wednesday evening. Nutsch, whose presentation is sponsored by Micro Technologies and Zoetis, will share his true-life story of helping lead what is considered the most successful unconventional warfare campaign in modern history. In October 2001, following the attacks on September 11, Nutsch led a heroic 12-man team of U.S. Special Forces on a covert mission to Afghanistan, where they rode to war on horses to fight the enemy and successfully overthrow the Taliban.
Now a consultant to Special Operations Command, Nutsch earned a Bronze Star with valor for his bravery. The events of that mission were captured in the best-selling book “Horse Soldiers” by Doug Stanton, which was the inspiration for the 2018 major motion picture “12 Strong.”
Members should have received convention registration information in the mail. Registration also is available online by clicking here.
Rooms for the KLA Convention can be reserved by calling the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview at (800) 325-0720 (group number 2431364) or Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown at (316) 201-1400. Convention headquarters at the Hyatt Regency is sold out. Be sure to tell either of the hotels you’re with KLA to receive the special convention room rate.
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