Toby Keith at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan (DOD)
A lot of celebrities say they support the troops, but there are a special few who really walk the walk. Toby Keith is one of them.
In Afghanistan (DOD)
â€œMy father was a soldier. He taught his kids to respect veterans,â€ said Keith. â€œItâ€™s that respect and the thank-you that we have a military thatâ€™s in place and ready to defend our nation; our freedom.â€ (DefenseLink)
Keith just finished his seventh tour to Southwest Asia. And he doesn’t just hit the big bases – he gets out to the more isolated places too. Rachel Tischler, USO vice president of entertainment operations, told DefenseLink, â€œIt was important to Toby and the crew to visit as many of the smaller, remote locations as possible. Never mind getting entertainers â€“ some of them donâ€™t have running water!â€
At Balad Air Base, Iraq (DOD)
According to DefenseLink, he has put on around 150 concerts for our troops overseas to, “try to put smiles on their faces.” And I like the way he ends his concerts. He tells the troops, “I’ll see you next year.” That’s walking the walk.