Actor Vince Vaughn comes from a long line of military veterans — and actually considered joining the service himself after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Vaughn instead decided to lend his support to the USO, entertaining troops around the world, including in Iraq and Afghanistan.
On Saturday, the actor visited Edwards Air Force Base, California, where he met with airmen and screened his upcoming comedy “Unfinished Business” about a wayward business trip to Europe.
The visit was part of Vaughn’s third USO tour and also marked the third time he’s screened upcoming films for troops, according to the USO.
“My father was in the military. My sister was in the [Texas] National Guard, and I have relatives who were (in the military) all the way back to World War II,” Vaughn said in a telephone interview with Defense Department News.
Asked what branch Vaughn would have joined if he’d taken the same path, he answered “Air Force bases do seem the nicest.”
“I have a lot of appreciation for the troops and have them in my thoughts a lot with everything that’s going on,” he said. “It’s always a great moment for me to get a chance to come and share a comedy to say thank you.”
Anytime you can make someone laugh, the actor said, “that’s always fun.”
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