David Banner Visits Troops in Iraq

David Banner USO Tour
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 05, 2009

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Banner shares camera time with a female soldier.

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Rapper David Banner bonds with a soldier in Iraq.

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Banner salutes the soldiers before moving the crowd with one of his chart-topping hits.

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Banner gives a riveting performance.

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The American flag is a reminder for the U.S. troops of their homeland.

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Banner gets a closer inspection of the tank.

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Banner takes some time to relax before he entertains the troops.

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Banner gets a lesson in preparing for battle.

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Banner takes time out to chat with a soldier.

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Banner suits up in protective gear.

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Banner gets some love from the troops.

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Banner prepares for a tour inside a tank.

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Banner documents his time with the troops.

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The Jackson, Mississppi, native salutes a female soldier. “I don’t support the war, but I support poor people in Iraq,” says Banner.

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The troops give Banner a lift.

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Banner gets a different view of the base.

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