David Beckham Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Galaxy star receives rapturous welcome by 1st Marines Logistics Group

David Beckham met U.S. troops in Afghanistan this past week.

Photo Credit: 
Lance Cpl. Khoa Pelczar

LA Galaxy midfielder
David Beckham spent time last week with US troops in Afghanistan, dropping into
the American HQ at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province.

He received
a rapturous welcome from the 1st Marines Logistics Group, where he signed
scores of autographs and posed for photographs with troops.

The former England captain
was visibly moved as he met men from the Wounded Warriors, many of them on
crutches as they recovered from the conflict injuries.

Sgt. Tim
Blodgett, from North Carolina,
in charge of motor transport, said: “I am a huge soccer fan and meeting Beckham
is a once in a lifetime experience for me.”

Corporal Ernesto Fernandez said: “It’s a great honor to meet David Beckham –
this is a fantastic boost for morale at this particular time.”

Just over a
week ago the Camp was hit by a massive blaze, which threatened a fuel
installation and was eventually brought under control with the help of British
RAF firefighters from neighboring Camp

Lieutenant Sarita Ojha from California
admitted; “To be honest I don’t know too much about sport, but I do know that
David Beckham is very hot.”

Warrant Officer Vincent Endresen added: “This visit has been a tremendous
morale boost for us and it shows Mr. Beckham genuinely cares about what is
going on here and understands what we are trying to achieve.”

US Marine
Staff Sergeant Trinidad Alvarenga added: “He’s absolutely gorgeous and it’s fantastic
he has taken the trouble to come here. We haven’t seen many cute guys passing
through here – this is the biggest thing since we arrived here three and half
months ago”

Sergeant Jennifer Brofer said: “It’s great to see him here and gives us a real
change of pace to the routine of our work here. It’s fantastic that he showing
support for US troops as well as the Brits— especially as he has seen those who
have been injured as well.”