Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Toby Keith Recalls Joys and Dangers of Entertaining Troops

Toby Keith has been traveling to the war zones for over nine years with the USO. Toby is a tireless supporter of the military men and women who defend our country, going over to entertain them in oftentimes dangerous territories. "Me getting to go and see their faces light up and be on a base with 25 guys in the middle of nowhere on the Pakistan Border is all I need for a reward," Toby says. 

It's one thing to show up at a safe venue on American soil to entertain loyal fans, but it's a whole different story when one goes to a war zone. Toby describes the scariest situation he's ever encountered on one of his USO tours.

"The scariest thing I think I ever did was rode a convoy in Baghdad. We left Camp Victory and got in a convoy and rode out over 30 miles to Abu Ghraib prison, and everybody said that wasn't a big deal, and I was really nervous the whole way."  

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