WWE Wrestlers meet with troops at Anaconda

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Date: 02.01.2005
Posted: 02.01.2005 16:23
News ID: 996

BALAD, Iraq -- A group of wrestlers from World Wrestling Entertainment came to LSA Anaconda as part of the Holiday Tribute to the Troops Dec. 16.

During their time at LSA Anaconda, they visited three dining facilities, shaking hands, talking and signing autographs for the troops.

This trip was just these pro wrestlers way of saying 'thank you."

"I think it's really a privilege and honor for them to come out and show support to the troops," said Sgt. Harold Clark, a self-proclaimed huge wrestling fan from the 630th Transportation Company.

Clark said he enjoyed seeing many of his wrestling favorites, a sentiment shared by Sgt. William L. Holland, of the 424th Quartermaster Company. Holland has been an avid wrestling fan since he was four years old.

"It means a lot to the people in the military to know these celebrities come out here to see us when they know there is a certain amount of risk involved," Holland said.