Rapper David Banner To Entertain Troops In Persian Gulf

Jackson, Mississippi native David Banner will head overseas as part of an upcoming (United Service Organization (USO) Tour. Banner will visit the Persian Gulf during the week-long excursion, which will visit a number of military posts.

“There’s nothing I enjoy more than giving back and expressing my thanks to those serving our nation,” Banner said in a press 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 USO has provided America’s Armed Forces with morale building, counseling, and recreational services to American troops for over 67 years.

The non-profit also provides other services to soldiers serving abroad, by providing pre-paid phone cards, sunscreen, toiletries, and snacks that simply aren’t available where they’re going.

In addition to David Banner, singer/songwriter James Taylor, Kelly Price and Gary Sinese and the Lt. Dan Band will also entertain American troops between February and March.

Other celebrities who have participated in USO Tours abroad include rappers DMX, Bubba Sparxxx, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Paul Wall.

David Banner's actual dates are being kept under wraps due to security concerns.