Tippin returns from Thanksgiving in Iraq
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
– Aaron Tippin returned home after spending Thanksgiving with U.S. troops serving in Kuwait and Iraq. Tippin spent one day in Kuwait and five days in Iraq performing for our troops on a tour sponsored by Stars For Stripes.
"Every time we go over there they always tell me what a blessing it is for me to come and perform for them," said Tippin. "It's more of a blessing for me than they'll ever know."
Accompanying Tippin and his band was Fox News correspondent and military advisor Bill Cowan. He spoke before every show, thanking the military personnel for their patronage and fighting for our country.
"You know, going over there and seeing for yourself is seeing what's real," Tippin said. "We're winning the war...the evidence is there."
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