He is a real patriot and as everyone knows a huge supporter of the troops. He has been on many USO tours meeting and playing for troops, all the while lifting their morale. I have seen or heard of many entertainers on USO tours in all kinds of places (Afghanistan, Iraq, Gitmo, Kosovo, Korea, etc) and for the most part they get to areas where there are large groups of troops so they can get the most bang for the buck. They rarely, if ever have pushed to the outer edges, to the men and women living in the suck, to the areas with high risk.
Well that is until now. The man himself, Toby Keith has broke the mold. He went to play in the small FOB of Bermel. Bermel is only 11 Kilometers from the Pakistan border. You can’t get to much farther downrange than that, unless he went to OP4 and well that is a little too close for anyone. Anyway, Bermel is the home of the famed Vampire 6 and his Vampire team. Vampire 6 writes the blog www.afghanistanshrugged.com and is a partner of mine on A.L.L. (afghanlessons.blogspot.com).
The Vampire Team is also the team I talked about on this blog several times( here, here and here) when they need support and supplies. Many of you responded by sending these guys a lot of support and help of which they are always and forever grateful. So for those that have supported them, and for those that want to see a great shot of Toby downrange, here they are.