Guard David DeCastro is part of a select group taking part in a USO Tour, and the first stop was the Naval Support Activity Bethesda, where they visited the troops at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
David DeCastro helps support our troops overseas by taking part in a USO tour.
"It's a huge privilege to be able to go and say thank you," said DeCastro. "More than that, just meet them and interact with them and get a feel for what they do."
DeCastro is part of the tour led by Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr. and they will be visiting military bases overseas.
"It's always a real privilege to be able to take a group of generous people who have succeeded in life, who don't really have to do this, but, just to take them out, overseas, to see our troopers," said Admiral. Winnefeld Jr. "To see the smiles of delight they are able to bring to these folks who have given so much to our country."
Joining DeCastro at Walter Reed was a contingent from the Indianapolis Colts including Coach Chuck Pagano, quarterback Andrew Luck and tight end Dwayne Allen, actor Dennis Haysbert and Miss America Kira Kazantsev.
Also taking part in the eight-day, seven country tour are American Idol alumni Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, platinum recording artist and season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips and motion picture and television personality Jason "Wee Man" Acuna.
The group has already made stops at Ramstein Air Force Base (Germany) and U.S. Naval Support Activities Naples (Italy).