Southern rapper David Banner has been selected by the United States Organizations (USO) to perform for troops in the Persian Gulf this year.
The rapper-turned-actor has been tagged, among other entertainers, for the upcoming events.
2009 performers will include comedian Bobby Lee, David Banner, David Cook, Gary Sinise, Bucky Covington, Kelly Price and more. (USO)
Banner has reacted to being chosen as a performer for the troops.
The performances are part of a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour, in which Banner will visit several military posts. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than giving back and expressing my thanks to those serving our nation,” Banner said in the release. “I am honored to travel with the USO and feel privileged to do what I do everyday. Regardless of your political affiliation or viewpoint on the war, our soldiers work hard and have paved the way to where we are today.” (The Clarion-Ledger)
He is known for participating in various charity-based events.
Banner returned to Mississippi delivering holiday presents to families in need throughout his community last December. He has begun his annual charity program Heal the Hood traveling throughout his native hometown Jackson visiting locals with bags of gifts. Partnering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Banner hopes to reach even more families this holiday season. (SOHH)