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Duck Dynasty Stars Spread
Holiday Cheer in Afghanistan

Independent Journal Review, by Caroline Schaeffer

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/15/2013 4:53:18 AM

Two of Louisiana’s favorite sons brought some holiday cheer to our men and women in uniform deployed to Afghanistan. Willie and Jep Robertson joined JCS Chairman and U.S. Army General Martin E. Dempsey and other celebrities on a week-long USO tour. The group has been visiting bases in Afghanistan over the past few days, meeting soldiers, signing autographs, and taking pictures. Willie Robertson, who has been floated as a Republican candidate for a Louisiana Congressional seat, even joined Gen. Dempsey on stage to give a rousing performance of Robertson’s song “Hairy Christmas.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 12/15/2013 8:47:05 AM     (No. 9654553)

A truly decent family. And strong. They haven´t let the fame and fortune go to their head like everyone else. I hope their public careers are long and happy. They sure make me laugh.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Zarin, 12/15/2013 9:51:33 AM     (No. 9654655)

I like them even more now. I said I wasn´t gon´a watch their show, the premise was so silly but then I saw bits of it & It is silly good.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Djs, 12/15/2013 11:30:37 AM     (No. 9654826)

Love these guys.

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