Brad Paisley Pays Surprise Visit to Troops in Afghanistan
Tue, 27 May 2014 12:07:31
Country star Brad Paisley REALLY loves our troops. Paisley was a surprise guest at Bagram Airfield, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, this weekend.
In honor of Memorial Day and to express his thanks to the troops, he played an hour-long acoustic set for approximately 3,000 U.S. troops. From the stage, Paisley referred to the event as "the honor of my life."
What a true American treasure!
On Saturday evening, May 24, Paisley boarded Air Force One, with President Barack Obama and a few of his advisers and made the overnight flight to Bagram. The trip was not announced and a complete surprise until they landed. President Obama delivered a speech to the troops expressing thanks for their extraordinary service, met with military commanders and visited wounded troops in the base hospital.
How rad is that – playing a show for troops while accompanying the Leader of the Free World.
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