WWE Back From Iraq
STAMFORD, Conn., December 13, 2006 – The WWE Superstars have just returned from their annual Tribute to the Troops tour in which they went to the front lines, distributed gifts, signed autographs, took pictures, and performed a live television event at Camp Victory in Baghdad.
This television spectacular, “WWE Tribute to the Troops: Christmas in Baghdad,” will air on USA Network at 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. C.
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CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE TO WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) distinguished itself by exceptional public service in support of deployed service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. The talented performers and crew of WWE demonstrated their bravery, patriotism, and dedication in serving the men and women of the United States Armed Forces during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Whether touring the front lines for Armed Forces Entertainment or making individual visits to military installations and injured troops in the United States, their efforts brought needed respite and produced a resounding public outpouring of patriotic sentiment that reached all levels of leadership in the Department of Defense. Their true patriotic spirit and world-class support to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines reflect great credit upon WWE and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEDAL FOR EXCEPTIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE TO VINCENT K. McMAHON
Mr. Vincent K. McMahon distinguished himself by exceptional public service as Chairman, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), from July 2003 to July 2006. Mr. McMahon’s selfless contributions enhanced the morale and welfare of more than 15,000 deployed Service members, many injured troops at the Department of Defense medical centers, and the military community at large. Demonstrating unwavering support for the troops, Mr. McMahon offered free admission to numerous WWE events for Service members and their families, and arranged countless WWE visits and performances at Department of Defense installations worldwide. His commitment to support our deployed troops during the holiday seasons culminated in performances by WWE entertainers for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. His true patriotic spirit and world-class support of the military reflect great credit upon himself and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.