Valencia College will welcome former U.S. commander in honor of Veterans Day

Orlando, Fla. — Valencia College is welcoming a former U.S. commander, whose story made it to the big screen.

Captain Mark Nutsch will be talking about his experience leading the first U.S. troops into Afghanistan after 9/11.

The movie "12 strong" tells the story of his unit. Nutsch said “Most importantly it shows more the human dynamic of what we were challenged with.”

The U.S. soldiers were outnumbered by Taliban fighters on horseback.

Nutsch received a Bronze Star of valor for his leadership and perseverance. “I’m honored and humbled to have worked with my teammates and our allies to achieve that kind of unprecedented victory.”

Nutsch will be speaking at Valencia College's east campus on November 12th at 1 pm.

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