Latest Uso Items
I've already covered some baseball related items involving LaRoche, as well as an in-depth look at their experience overseas, but given we had nearly three hours to spend with the guys, there were a few other highlights I thought I would pass along.
Nats first baseman Adam LaRoche, Duck Dynasty's Willie and Jep Robertson and former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light shared some stories about their USO Tour with CSNwashington.com.
"As a former Marine, I think all this over-the-top stuff is superficial and, in many regards, an insult to the troops," said the 48-year-old Mark Cunningham, a former combat engineer who served in Operation Desert Storm. "Wearing camouflage football uniforms and sticking flags everywhere does not mean that you understand what any Marine, sailor, airman or soldier has experienced in war or in garrison during peacetime."
Marines heading home from Afghanistan were given an impromptu hero's welcome at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport earlier this week — a surprising honor that included cheers, a firetruck water salute and the ceding of several first-class tickets by other passengers.ers.
The Military Bowl will match a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference against one from Conference USA and will be played Dec. 27. ESPN will broadcast the afternoon game.
Ross Detwiler turned in a superb four-inning relief outing Saturday night to help Team USA beat Italy in the first round of the World Baseball Classic. "It's a dream come true to play for your country," he said.
The country's largest USO center — 20,000 square feet, painted, polished and primed for active-duty soldiers and their families — is set to open Tuesday at Fort Belvoir.
Growing up as the son of a Marine, Matt Hendricks heard about the value of living in a free country from his father, Doug. The Washington Capitals forward listened and believed it.