The founders of 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirit Company have met many incredible active soldiers and Vets through their time spent at events, at the distillery and their tasting rooms. They love meeting them, sharing a little whiskey and swapping stories.
One of the founders, Ryan Thompson, has become close friends with Weston, a retired sniper from the 10th Mountain Division that served 2 combat tours. Ryan invited Weston to go see Metallica but Weston had to decline due to his PTSD. Weston said ‘I’d love to go but not a chance my PTSD will allow me in that environment.’
Ryan, a passionate concert goer, went to the show and while watching it couldn’t get it out of his mind that there had to be a way for Weston to see the band. After thinking about how he could make this happen, the idea for War Angel Concerts developed.
Ryan ran the idea by Weston and was encouraged to move forward with it. The idea started out with just one show, but then quickly grew to multiple shows throughout the year at multiple venues around the country!
Hence, the birth of War Angel Concerts, providing a controlled venue for Vets with PTSD to see their favorite bands.