El Dorado Hills firms join famous Marine to raise funds
Two El Dorado Hills businesses have joined a prominent U.S. Marine Corps war veteran to launch a line of hand-rolled cigars, with proceeds to support injured and critically ill members of the military.
Art of Cigars LLC, a cigar lounge at 2222 Francisco Drive, suite 470, and book publishing company Savas Beatie LLC are working with former Marine Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch on the project.
Popaditch, 45, is a recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart and has twice run unsuccessfully for a congressional seat in California.
He and his unit gained worldwide attention in the 2003 invasion of Iraq when they toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein in ...