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Robin Williams: "Good Morning, Afghanistan!"

21 October 2002 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood star Robin Williams wowed US troops at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan last Thursday. The One Hour Photo star jetted out the war ravaged country to cheer up soldiers stationed there - and proved a massive hit with troops. The crowd erupted into a huge applause when the zany comedian bounded into a packed aircraft hangar and - aping his most famous line from 1987 war flick Good Morning Vietnam - bellowed "Good morning, Afghanistan!" Then, without drawing breath, Williams launched into a stand-up routine that left the crowd wildly cheering. He started, "I had a lovely military flight, thank you. I love spiraling in - nothing like that to make your colon go, 'Fire in the hole!'" Adding, "I feel like we're at a golf match. Here we are at the third hole of the Afghan Open. We can't play the 10th hole because it's still mined." The star visited Bagram on Thursday, part of a tour that also included bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, and Qarshi, Uzbekistan. The Army allowed reporters to attend on the condition that they not report on it until he left the country today. According to CNN, Williams' manager asked for the restriction because his family was worried about his safety in a war zone. Nonetheless, those who met the comedian were left impressed by his visit. Sergeant Jason Gray from Philadelphia told CNN, "These guys work so hard, it's good when someone like this comes over and shows support." And Chief Warrant Officer Todd Champagne from Virginia, added, "It's nice to have someone famous here. It's nice to know they think about you." »

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