On Thursday June 23rd celebrities from Hollywood, radio, and TV will gather at the Nixon Library for a one of a kind event with a special purpose: to support our troops on the front lines in the war on terror and honor their service and sacrifice for our nation.
as it is called, has the focused goal of sending as many care packages as it can get sponsored during an eight hour event. It its first year (2008) Troopathon brought in over $1.5 million for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. A $25 donation buys and delivers one care package.
One of the scheduled speakers is war hero and marine Nick Popaditch
. Nick (a frequent guest on FOX's "Red Eye") was the tank commander and platoon sergeant in Baghdad during the historic fall of the statue of Saddam.
Recently Nick and his wife April joined me to talk about Troopathon and the significance it has for our troops serving in the Middle East. The YouTube video of the interview is below:
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What: Troopathon 2011, the largest care package drive in America in support of our troops.
When: Thursday June 23rd, 4pm-midnight EDT / 1pm-9pm PDT
How You Can Watch: Right here at the Bigs!
How To Donate: Donation page
Hosts: Andrew Breitbart and Melanie Morgan
Who Will Be Participating?: Several famous celebrities including actors Jon Voight, Gary Sinise and Robert Davi, media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, SE Cupp, and many others including yours truly.
Nick Popaditch will be speaking at Troopathon.