Monday, December 19, 2011

Aaron Tippin Returns From His 10th Trip Overseas

Aaron Tippin is back home in Tennessee for Christmas after spending Thanksgiving in Afghanistan, as part of a 10-day tour there.

He traveled with Stars for Stripes, a nonprofit organization.
"Once again, our guys and gals have demonstrated that they are the best and most professional warriors on the face of the planet!"

After his performance at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Tippin performed push-ups as members of the 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, applied the honorary spurs to his boots. A tradition within the Army Cavalry, spurs are given to soldiers within the unit who have been to combat. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Corey Sparks.)

Did you know that it all started 21 years ago with Bob Hope? Aaron is the 1st country entertainer to travel with Bob Hope to the Persian Gulf to entertain our troops back in 1991. Tippin performed his famous song, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.”

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