With American Heroes Channel, formerly the Military Channel, officially rolling out on Monday, March 3, the network rallied its troops at the Newseum Tuesday night to celebrate the occasion and honor the bold veterans featured in its launch series, Against the Odds, premiering Monday, March 3 at 10PM ET.
Multiple generations of military veterans and their families came together from across the country to attend the special event. The evening was hosted by Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, Destination America and American Heroes Channel, as well as Kevin Bennett, General Manager, Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel. Other attendees included host of the networks’ hit series America: Fact Vs. Fiction, Jamie Kaler, Discovery executives, government officials, and members of the press.
Following a powerful sneak preview of Against the Odds, Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderated a panel that featured a multi-generational panel of veterans from World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq, who shed light on their tours of duty, their real-life band-of-brothers experiences, and what it means to be an American hero.
The six-part series Against the Odds is the launch series for American Heroes Channel (AHC). Narrated by actor Rob Lowe, this series introduces bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell.
Check out the photos below to relive the event, and we hope you’ll tune in Monday night for the powerful premiere of Against the Odds!
U.S. veterans John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam) and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq)
Newseum Vice Chairman Shelby Coffey moderates a panel featuring U.S. veterans Bill Steele, Sr. (Marine Corps – WWII), John Ligato (Marine Corps – Vietnam), and Perfecto Sanchez (Army – Iraq).