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Chuck Norris, company kick up morale in Camp Fallujah, Iraq
Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Sean P. McGimty

Posted on 11/02/2006 4:31:21 PM PST by SandRat

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq -- (Nov. 1, 2006) -- Multi-National Forces – West received an exponential boost in power when action films stars Chuck Norris and Marshall Teague visited Camp Fallujah Nov. 1.

The visit was part of their United Service Organizations-sponsored tour of Al Anbar Province, Iraq, and Kuwait.

“I came out here to see the morale of the troops and give them a morale boost,” said the 66-year-old martial arts expert. “If it helps them in any way positively, I’m elated.”

Brig. Gen Robert B. Neller, deputy commanding general for MNF-W, and Maj. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer, commanding general MNF-W, worked diligently to bring Norris and Teague here for their deployed warriors.

Norris explained he planned to visit Iraq three years ago, but because of an impending major operation he was unable to make the trip. He said he believes the operation was tied to the capture of Saddam Hussein, which was announced two days after the trip cancellation.

During their tour, they were able to observe an operations intelligence briefing, visit Fallujah Surgical, and were given a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program demonstration at the chapel.

The service members who attended the assembly at the chapel looked ecstatic when Norris and Teague arrived there, chanting “Chuck, Chuck, Chuck …” and the troops broke into an uproar when the living-legends entered the building.

Before the Marine Corps Martial Arts demonstration, Col. George H. Bristol, Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group commanding officer, spoke about the program’s benefits to the user. Bristol mentioned that when he was putting together the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, Chuck Norris was one of the first people to take an interest in the development.

“The Marine Corps is a fighting organization, based on honor, courage, and commitment, and that’s how Chuck Norris has lived his life. This is a match made in heaven,” said Bristol.

Following the demonstration, Norris highlighted his career as a martial arts expert and movie star in a speech to more than 1,000 service members. He also talked about his Kick-Start program for teaching middle-school kids martial arts and keeping them away from drugs and gangs. The statement earned him an ovation from the crowd.

Norris also saluted all the military members who attended, and let them know how special the military is to him.

“The military is very close to me, because it turned my life around,” Norris said about his four-year tenure in the Air Force, where he served in Korea in the early ‘60s. “Joining the military helped me get on the right path.”

“It’s cool to have someone of his stature out here,” said Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton, a scout sniper with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. “(The USO) could have sent somebody who had nothing to do with the military, but they sent Chuck Norris.”

“I think it was great he came out here to see us,” said Sgt. Frank Ellin, staff secretary administration noncommissioned officer and information systems coordinator. “I know he’s busy, and it was awesome he came out here to see us troops and raise our morale.”

Norris and Teague will see more than 10,000 troops in their four-day volunteer tour of Al Anbar Province and Kuwait, said Rachel M. Tischler, USO director of entertainment.

Norris also spoke about how he already had ties with troops deployed to Iraq.

“We communicate to a lot of troops out here through our Web site,” the Walker Texas Ranger star said. “I’m a spiritual leader to 10 platoons here in Iraq.”

The master of the roundhouse kick also mentioned what will stick out to him the most about his visit.

“I’ll remember the smiles on the faces of the troops. They’re great kids out here,” he said. “These troops are motivated to win this war.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chucknorris; iraq; texasranger
Photo - see caption


NORRIS VISITS TROOPS -- Martial arts expert and action film star Chuck Norris signs a T-shirt for Cpl. William P. Kessler, 23 of Cedar Park, Texas, at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Nov. 1. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lynn Murillo

1 posted on 11/02/2006 4:31:22 PM PST by SandRat
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To: 91B; HiJinx; Spiff; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; clintonh8r; TEXOKIE; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
In the Eyes of a Ranger
The unsuspecting stranger
Had better know the truth of wrong from right

Cause the eyes of the Ranger are upon you
Anything you do he's gonna see
So when you're fighting America look behind you
Cause that's where the Ranger’s gonna be!

2 posted on 11/02/2006 4:32:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I met Mr. Norris once back in the 1980s...cool dude!


3 posted on 11/02/2006 4:35:21 PM PST by TampaDude (If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the PROBLEM!!!)
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To: SandRat

God Bless Chuck and God bless America


4 posted on 11/02/2006 4:35:59 PM PST by LtKerst (Lt Kerst)
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To: SandRat

Thanks Sandrat-thanks Chuck.


5 posted on 11/02/2006 4:36:35 PM PST by unkus
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To: SandRat

If it wasn't against the Geneva conventions, we could use Chuck Norris, the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, against the terrorists.


6 posted on 11/02/2006 4:38:54 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: SandRat

The quickest way to a man's heart is with Chuck Norris' fists.


7 posted on 11/02/2006 4:41:40 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: SandRat

The terrorists are scared to death by the mention of Chuck Norris' mere presence!


8 posted on 11/02/2006 4:41:55 PM PST by SolidWood
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To: SandRat

If we could clone a few Chuck Norrises, our problems with Iran and North Korea would be over very quickly.


9 posted on 11/02/2006 4:42:34 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: domenad

That's it. War's over.

http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/

Seriously though- way cool, Chuck.


10 posted on 11/02/2006 4:43:24 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SandRat

Chuck Norris is 66 years old, he still moves like a guy in his 30's, amazing!

(Weird but I can't help watching his infomercials, then again Christie Brinkley may have somthing to do with that)

TT


11 posted on 11/02/2006 4:47:30 PM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: SandRat

his latest column:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52675

intro column
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52567


12 posted on 11/02/2006 4:48:58 PM PST by Squidpup (liberal - someone who is generous....with your money)
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To: SandRat

bttt


13 posted on 11/02/2006 4:55:13 PM PST by angelsonmyside (Why won't Nancy talk now?)
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To: Riley

Chuck NOrris visited the Virgin Islands...now they are known as "The Islands".


14 posted on 11/02/2006 4:56:56 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: Squidpup; All
How did John Kerry's face get that way? Chuck Norris roundhouse kicked him back in the Seventies.

What happened when Mike Tyson tried to fight Chuck Norris? Tyson got so scared he screamed like a little girl and his voice has been the same ever since.

How come no aliens have ever invaded Earth? They're waiting until Chuck Norris dies so it will be safe for them to come. The trouble is, they don't know that Chuck Norris is immortal.

What does Chuck Norris call Bruce Lee? "The best kid I ever trained."

What's the secret behind thunderstorms? They're actually caused by Chuck Norris after eating Texas chili.

How come Chuck Norris never flies? Because he can just stare at his destination on a map and make it come to him.

15 posted on 11/02/2006 5:01:20 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Chuck Norris lost his virginity before his dad did.


16 posted on 11/02/2006 5:10:24 PM PST by Eagle Eye (There ought to be a law against excess legislation.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

My fav: "When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks under his bed for Chuck Norris"


17 posted on 11/02/2006 5:10:30 PM PST by BossLady
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To: SandRat
Image hosted by Photobucket.com “It’s cool to have someone of his stature out here,” said Cpl. Michael E. Hamilton, a scout sniper with 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. “(The USO) could have sent somebody who had nothing to do with the military, but they sent Chuck Norris.”

and there it is...

18 posted on 11/02/2006 5:14:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Eagle Eye

Chuck Norris doesn't have a chin behind his beard. It's another fist.


19 posted on 11/02/2006 5:26:53 PM PST by the808bass
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To: SolidWood
"The terrorists are scared to death by the mention of Chuck Norris' mere presence!"

That's because...

    Chuck Norris does not sleep. He waits.

    Chuck Norris does not read. He stares the book down until he gets the information.


20 posted on 11/02/2006 5:33:48 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: SandRat

Well, I'm still pissed at him because he wouldn't get a haircut when playing the part of a Colonel in his MIA movies ;-)


21 posted on 11/02/2006 6:16:34 PM PST by cll (Wishing I was stuck in Iraq with our guys)
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To: BossLady

We didn't drop an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Chuck Norris parachuted out of the plane and punched his fist into the ground.


22 posted on 11/02/2006 6:20:52 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: pcottraux

Bump


23 posted on 11/02/2006 8:48:45 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness; Slings and Arrows

This has happened before! Don't you know why Iraq surrendered so quickly during the first Gulf War? It's because they heard Chuck Norris was coming.


24 posted on 11/02/2006 9:07:22 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: pcottraux

You ain't on IM.


25 posted on 11/02/2006 9:15:17 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.)
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To: pcottraux

I have an update for you!!!!!!!


26 posted on 11/02/2006 9:17:17 PM PST by Maximus_Ridiculousness (Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.)
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To: pcottraux; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
This is obviously Bush's plan to win the war before the Tuesday elections.


27 posted on 11/02/2006 9:26:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Natalie Maines fears me...)
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To: Maximus_Ridiculousness

D'oh!!!

Okay, I'll try to get on.


28 posted on 11/02/2006 9:26:35 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: SandRat

Nice to see him visiting the troops, in fallujah no less


29 posted on 11/04/2006 11:03:19 PM PST by World_Events
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To: World_Events

Tough Guy goes to Tough Place to put a Tought GUY Smile on Tough US WARIORS - hey it makes sense to me. Now about that sissy Steven Segall ....


30 posted on 11/05/2006 7:18:33 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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