Nick A. Popaditch

Keynote Speaker: Nick A. Popaditch

Nick Popaditch will be forever immortalized as The Cigar Marine aka Gunny Pop

Keynote Speaker: Nick A. Popaditch

Program Titles:

  • Once a Marine: An Iraq War Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery
  • The Core Values of the United States Marine Corps, and How These Apply to Everyday Life
  • Wounds and Rehabilitation
  • Marine Corps Leadership
  • Wounds and Rehabilitation
  • The USMC awards him with a Silver Star for his valor and combat innovation.
  • All Americans, of all political persuasions, have a duty to meet this courageous and admirable fighting man, an exemplar of all our military men and women who give so much out of love for their nation.
  • Gunny Pop comes home to face the toughest fight of his life-a battle to remain the man and Marine he was

Nick Popaditch will be forever immortalized as "The Cigar Marine" Once a Marine: An Iraq War Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Courage, Combat, and Recovery.

Nick is a medically retired Gunnery Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps who was wounded in action during a firefight with enemy insurgents and was struck in the head by an enemy rocket propelled grenade (RPG). Numerous shrapnel wounds to the head and neck left him legally blind and partially deaf in his right ear.

Nick provides an in-depth and very personal account of his military service, wounding, and recovery. Follow Gunny Pop as he comes home to face the toughest fight of his life - a battle to remain the man and Marine he was.

Americans, of all politicall persuasions, have a duty to meet this courageous and admirable fighting man, an exemplar of all our military men and women who give so much out of love for their nation.

Nick is a highly sought speaker across the nation. He speaks to multiple law enforcement agencies, schools, corporations...

Books by Nick Popaditch include:

  • Once a Marine: An Iraq War Commander's Inspirational Memoir of Courage, Combat, and Recovery
  • The Ultimate Marine Recruit Training Guidebook: A Drill Instructor’s Strategies and Tactics for Success

Audio/Video by Nick Popaditch include:

  • Offers Wounded Marines a New Career Path
  • Injured service members thrive, filmmaking program
  • Marines Graduate from Special Film School
  • The Today Show on NBC, Program Helps Wounded Warriors
  • Wounded Warriors Train for New Careers

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