Tags: kellie pickler | visits | troops | afghanistan | christmas

Kellie Pickler Visits US Troops in Afghanistan for Christmas

Image: Kellie Pickler Visits US Troops in Afghanistan for Christmas

Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 02:50 PM

By David Ogul

Country music star and former "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler spent Christmas in Afghanistan entertaining troops, visiting wounded soldiers, and posing for photographs.

“She told me I had the most beautiful eyes she had ever seen,” Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer told The Washington Post about 27-year-old Pickler. “I’m ready to die now.”

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Pickler gained fame when she appeared in the fifth season of "American Idol," finishing in sixth place but capturing a devoted following. She soon signed a record deal and was part of the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2006. Her debut album, "Small Town Girls," was an instant success and has sold nearly 1 million copies.

Pickler embarked on her seventh USO tour Dec. 20 and performed five shows. The latest venture is part of an Every Moment Counts campaign launched on Veterans Day that aims to encourage Americans to support our troops with everyday moments.

“The USO tours and programs I’ve been a part of have definitely been the highlight of my career, so I’m honored to join the USO in helping to raise awareness about the many precious moments that our troops and their families sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country,” Pickler said in a statement obtained by E! online. “Every Moment Counts is especially close to my heart because it not only recognizes their personal sacrifices, but give Americans the opportunity to thank our troops with a special gift of a moment.”

Her Facebook page has been filled with photos of her trip and support from fans.

“My son Caleb saw you yesterday,” wrote Rob Rabun. “You really made a Christmas for so many men and women who were not able to be at home, a one that they will not forget. You’ll never know the full impact you made on our troops. Thank you so much for taking Christmas to them. Merry Christmas!!!”

Pickler said the war in Afghanistan was an important fight. “If I were an Afghan woman, I would hope someone would help me provide a better life for me and my children,” she said, according to The Washington Post.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved