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Creed’s Scott Stapp supports the troops

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By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2008 08:43 PM

How about a break from bailout-mania for some nice news?

Reader Adam e-mails:

Good Evening Michelle,

I just thought you might like to know that the band “Creed” (or at least their singer and his new band) came out to the ship and performed for the crew recently. I don’t know much about their music, but surely appreciated the gesture and the crew absolutely loved it.

They also made it a point to interact with the crew, signing autographs and posing for pictures. Support like this is noticed and means a lot to the (mostly young) crew who missed out on the summer concerts their friends back home went to.

Adam Lysene
USS Ronald Reagan

Stapp has had a rough time lately, but pulled it together to show his support for the troops. Here’s some coverage of the event:

USS RONALD REAGAN, At Sea (NNS) — Rock singer Scott Stapp visited and performed a concert for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Sailors Sept. 24, while the ship remained on station in the Gulf of Oman providing support for Operation Enduring Freedom.

The concert, hosted by the ship’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) department, was held on the flight deck for the entire crew as part of a motivational ‘thank you’ to service members from Stapp and his band.

“It’s a dream come true to be on an aircraft carrier,” said Stapp. “The most important reason we came out was to say how much we appreciate the sacrifice and the service that you have dedicated your lives to.”

…Stapp was lead singer of the rock band Creed, which topped the charts with songs like 1997’s hit “My Own Prison,” 1999’s “Higher,” and 2000’s “With Arms Wide Open.” The latter song Stapp wrote upon learning he was becoming a father; it reached #1 on the charts. Stapp’s solo career includes songs from his album “The Great Divide,” such as “Relearn Love” and the first single off his solo album “The Great Divide.”

Reagan Sailors roared when Stapp and his band closed out the spectacular show with the song, “My Sacrifice,” after which Stapp gave the crew a final show of gratitude for their sacrifices.

“You are the real heroes,” Stapp said.

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