All-star holiday tour in Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted by DarthDilbert at 12/22/2007 01:30:00 AM

Robin Williams and Lance Armstrong took a swipe at the French, Kid Rock strummed Sweet Home Alabama, comedian Lewis Black grumbled about the falling snow, and Miss USA told the troops to keep "kicking butt." Some 500 American soldiers watched an all-star USO cast perform under a steady snowstorm at a U.S. base in Kabul late Thursday. The stop was part of a six-day, 14-show tour that saw the entertainers begin their day with a performance in Iraq. The group was scheduled to perform at bases in Bagram, Kandahar and Kyrgyzstan on Friday.

A friend of mine was at one of the show's and wrote an email to me yesterday about it: "Yesterday, Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong, Kid Rock, Lewis Black and Miss USA stopped through for about a 90 minute show. They crammed over 1000 of us into the gym and it was great. All of them were funny and gracious. Was a REAL boost to the morale."

I want to send out a big THANK YOU to the great work that the USO is doing for my friends deployed overseas and for what they did for me many years ago.

USA Today


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