Lt Col Brett Waring, who will be the Patriot Awards keynote speaker, served as commander in Operation Red Wings, the search and rescue operation for Marcus Luttrell.
Waring's efforts spun a major Hollywood motion picture titled, Lone Survivor. Waring will share his side of the story and involvement during the rescue mission.
Waring, the Commander, 548th CTS/Det 1 at Barksdale Air Force Base, is a fully qualified A-10C Instructor Pilot and has recently returned from a third tour in Afghanistan flying over 70 combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The Bossier Chamber of Commerce will hold the Patriots Awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Bossier Civic Center.
The event will honor City and Parish policemen and firemen, all branches of the military and 911 communications.
Individual tickets are $35 each. A table sponsor option is also available for those with large groups. For more information or to reserve event seating, please visit www.bossierchamber.com or call Jana Morgan at (318) 746-0252.
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