Everyone smile and say “USO!” This group photo was taken during Operation Enduring Freedom, but what other details can you provide? Recognize a face? Know the location? Can you identify the three insignias on the banner behind everyone? Two men in the photo have college shirts on. One says Penn State and the other is incomplete. Do you know that logo?
Earlier this summer, four NFL coaches traveled to Germany and the Persian Gulf to spend times with troops as part of a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Included on the tour were Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid.
Coach Fox recently told a Carolina Panthers reporter about the impact the tour had on him: “It was inspiring. They’re amazing, everybody over there from the leadership to the troops. The sacrifice and commitment they make is probably second to none. It was a neat experience.”