Saturday, March 19, 2011

Back From Iraq

I returned Tuesday evening from another terrific tour to Iraq for the USO with 10-time world champion and Olympic gold-medalist Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya was joined by up-and-coming boxers Seth Mitchell, Danny Jacobs, and Adrien Broner. An HBO camera crew accompanied us to document the trip for air on June 4. The three boxers will be fighting that night, and HBO will air a special on the trip to Iraq. I will be putting some photos from the trip over the next few days. The boxers put on clinics, posed for photographs with the troops, and signed autographs over the week-long visit to Kuwait and Iraq. In this photo an Army Blackhawk helicopter, one of two we were aboard, releases flares shortly after takeoff to steer any possible heat-seeking weapons that might be fired from the ground.