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News: The Sentinel Little Havana Series to Debut at the 2012 IPCPR

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A limited release cigar that will honor and benefit the Sentinels of Freedom will debut at the IPCPR convention and trade show in Orlando, FL in August.

The Sentinel – Little Havana Series – Ryan Job is a 6 x 52 Toro that is being manufactured at El Titan de Bronze in Miami, FL. The cigar uses an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper over Nicaraguan binder and filler.

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From a press release sent out describing the cigar and project:

The inspiration behind The Sentinel-Little Havana Series cigar comes from Navy Seal Ryan Job, pronounced “Jobe”. Ryan Job was blinded by sniper fire while providing covering fire for his unit during a firefight in Iraq. After medically retiring from the Navy he joined our family at the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation. Sentinels of Freedom provides tuition assistance as well as providing housing to severely wounded veterans and their family. Ryan was our first Sentinel in the Arizona chapter. Ryan had successfully attained all his credits for his BS degree and had been hired by General Dynamics. Sadly, Ryan died do to complications from re-constructive surgery. Ryan’s wife was three months pregnant when he passed. Ryan was a great american, a true hero, faithful husband, terrific human being and would have ben a fantastic father.

The Toro version of The Sentinel-Little Havana Series cigar will debut at this years IPCPR in Orlando. Proceeds will go to the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation. The LHS line honoring vetran Ryan Job has a limited production of 10,000 sticks in each size. Also, because of the cigars limited production, it will be limited to only one retailer per city. Cigars will be available in boxes of twenty and ten. Other vitolas available in the fall 2012, a 5X50 Robusto and 6X52 Torpedo, also in boxes of 10 and 20.

The cigar can be found at the Cigar Tech booths at the IPCPR convention and trade show.

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Patrick Lagreid
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I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.

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