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Friday, December 22, 2006

22 December 2006, USO Tour Hits Phoenix. Yes, we are all excited here as the Hope and Freedom Tour comes to Camp Phoenix. Let's go through the line-up for today's show.Al Franken - comedian/radio personality - Al Franken was one of two original writers for Saturday Night Live and spent more than 15 years with the show. He has written several political books, hosts a radio program and this is about his 8th USO tour since 1999. Although Al is considered very controversial and is outspoken on the Liberal side of the world, he does show a considerable appreciation for the U.S. troops overseas having been in Kosivo, Iraq and Afghanistan. We may not agree with him on many, many, uh....many topics, he is entertaining and hopefully will put on a great show.
Darryl Worley - Country Music Star. Darryl Worley has been on scene for several years now, and with at least 3 different CDs showing gratitude and support for veterans and service members. Those songs include POW 369, Have You Forgotten, and I Just Came Back From A War, which is on his newest CD Here and Now, and he is. Darryl has been doing USO tours since 2002.
Mark Wills - Country Music Star. Mark Wills is another singer that is on his 4th USO Tour. Mark just had dinner at the White House last week and is spending his Christmas time here with the troops. You can't ask too much more of a person who is willing to spend Christmas away from his family to bring a little piece of home to us here. And as his hit song says, The Crowd Goes Wild.

Keni Thomas - Veteran/Motivational Speaker/Rising Country Star. I had to use Wikipedia to find out about him, and I'm glad. 'A former Army Ranger and member of the elite Task Force Ranger assault unit, Thomas fought in the Somalia battle recounted in the book and motion picture Black Hawk Down. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and the combat infantryman's badge. Thomas spent four more years in the Army as an assistant team leader for the 75th Ranger Regimental Reconnaissance Detachment. He got out of the Army to work as a counselor in an outdoor therapeutic program for troubled youth.'(courtesy of) He has done much in motivational speaking and has his own band, Cornbread.
Leeann Tweeden - sportscaster/model. Leeann Tweeden is on her 8th USO tour. She has been featured in Maxim, FHM and various other magazines as well as being a host on several sports shows.

We also have a duo called Washington Project and a couple of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders. Stay tuned for tomorrow to see how things turned out, with any luck, I'll get some pictures and autographs. Be safe and have a good day.

1 comment:

Travis said...

Merry Christmas Sarge!

Thanks for serving. You're there instead of home with your family for the holidays, and I want you to know how much I appreciate the sacrifices that you and your fellow Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines make - most especially during the holidays.

Stay safe.