Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on January 9, 2010
This wins my “Feel Good Story of the Week” award.
God bless you, David Price. And God bless our courageous troops who put themselves in danger every day to protect and preserve freedom.
From New York Daily News, Weatherman David Price of CBS Early Show brings Price-less humor to soldiers in Iraq:
For all of his TV goofiness, CBS’ Dave Price actually does some meaningful stuff.
For example, the “Early Show” weatherman hightailed it to Iraq Dec. 27 to bring some humor to those fighting for their country.
And it worked.
“It’s really cool that guys like him take time out of their day to come over here and entertain us,” Cpl. Justin B. Wesley, a National Guard medic stationed in Baghdad, said in an e-mail to The News.
Wesley, who lives on the East Side, is in his second tour in Iraq.
Price wasn’t alone in heading abroad. WPIX/Ch. 11’s Marvin Scott, Jill Nicolini and Dave Kimmel were there for Christmas, and Ch. 11 will air a special Sunday at 6 a.m. and 10:30 p.m.
“It’s not every day that you can relax and have a good laugh, it’s a great thing,” Wesley said of Price’s trip, which included him climbing on a Humvee, telling jokes and signing pictures. “I’m honored that they would come here and spend their New Year’s with us!”
If all goes as planned, Price returns home on Sunday and Wesley will return to fiancee Amy Dicarlucci in two months.
Let’s dream for some things that would be nice to have in 2010.
How about a late Sunday newscast that doesn’t start with 10 straight minutes of stories about crime, murder and mayhem? Sundays are bad enough, and to go to bed with a machine-gun approach of bad news is, well, bad.
Balance, people, balance.
Reminder: Now that the holidays are over, please don’t forget our troops during the months ahead. While sending Christmas cards and small care packages with yuletide greetings are heartfelt and important during the “most wonderful time of the year,” our troops are performing their dangerous duties 24/7, in harsh conditions, thousands of miles away from home and loved ones.
A small card of thanks, a friendly letter with some newspaper clippings, or a military care package with basics like soap, AA batteries, a few used magazines, and some beef jerky would be tremendously appreciated by a soldier, Marine, sailor, or airman. Click here for more info on different ways you can frugally support our deployed troops.
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Jack L. Treese, CWO US Army, Retired, Big Hollywood: A Veteran Speaks: ‘Avatar’ Demeans Our Military
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Michael Yon, Big Hollywood: As Christmas Approaches and Arghandab and the Battle for Kandahar
Chicago Tribune: Gary Sinise speaks out in defense of military with ‘Brothers at War’
Blog 360: Gary Sinise: Protector of Children in Iraq & Military Supporter
A Solitary Conspiracy: Never forget the real heroes
Kurt Schlichter, Big Hollywood: HuffPo Writer Shows Us EXACTLY How the New Hollywood Blacklist Works
Hollywood Reporter, THR.com: Sinise on Patrol: One helping thousands
Iflove News: Gary Sinise defends the military against ‘one-sided’ filmmakers
Big Hollywood: GI Film Festival: Where Hollywood Fears to Tread
Michelle Malkin: Maj. Chris Galloway, R.I.P. and Remains of Scott Speicher ID’d and Let’s mourn the real American heroes and “I have the heart of a 21-year-old Army Ranger war hero beating in me.” and “We really are just focused on what lies ahead”
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Ned Rice, Big Hollywood: Can Andrew Breitbart Save Hollywood?
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Pam Meister, Big Hollywood: Bono’s Classless Act – Endorsed by ‘The Won’
Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog: Honoring Our Heroes
Burt Prelutsky, Big Hollywood: Where Are Liberals Hatched?
Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, Big Hollywood: Hollywood Heroes: Boots On the Ground Report
Robert Davi, Big Hollywood: Burnt Offerings: Teaching Our Children — Pride in Going Red, White and Blue
Ben Stein, American Spectator: America’s Cross