Just in case you weren’t one of the more than 100 million viewers that tuned into CBS to watch Super Bowl XLIV, USO tour veteran and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees helped lead his team to a 31:17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday in Miami!
Brees was recently named “FedEx Air Player of the Year” (for the second year in a row) AND he was named MVP! Can you tell we’re proud?
While basking in his team’s first Super Bowl win, Brees is also preparing to deploy on his fifth USO tour. Two grandparents fought in World War II, spurring Brees to being touring with the USO in 2007. His passion and dedication have touched the lives of thousands of troops and military families over the years.
Along the way Brees has racked up the frequent flier miles while visiting six countries: from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. His USO experience memorably includes being a part of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen’s first USO tour in July 2008 (other special guests included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora).
On behalf of the USO and the troops stationed around the world, congratulations to Drew Brees - his teammates Donnie Edwards and Billy Miller who are also going on the tour - and the New Orleans Saints for winning football’s most coveted trophy. May you enjoy this moment and have continued success both between and beyond the goal posts!
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