David Feherty was joined with Butch Harmon, Tom Lehman, Tom
Watson, Howard Twitty and Joe Inman on Operation
Links, a USO-sponsored visit to boost the morale of
American servicemen and women in Iraq and Kuwait.
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hands with about 200 Marines, my
right hand was mangled," Feherty said.
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"Even I, Florence of Arabia, felt safe
surrounded by men packing this kind
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Feherty helped open a driving range dedicated to
CSM Jonathan Lankford, who died of cardiac
failure at Camp Victory.
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Feherty and the crew traveled by helicopter to several bases.
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"The closer we get to Baghdad, the more I suspect that the smartest Americans are in Iraq, and they get progressively dumber the closer you get to Washington."
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"In all, we visited five hospitals, 11 bases, signed about 50,000 autographs and I ate 14 gallons of ice cream and discarded seven pairs of underpants," Feherty said.
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"The message that Tom Watson, Tom Lehman, Butch Harmon, Howard Twitty, Joe Inman and I bring home is right from the lips of people who, thousands of miles from their families, lay their lives on the line every day to protect our way of life, and to improve it for the inhabitants of wherever they fight. The worst thing we could do is make them come home before they have had the chance to finish their job," Feherty said.
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