Tuesday, January 03, 2006

'American Idol' Star Entertains Troops

In this handout photo released by the United States Marine Corps., "American Idol" star Diana DeGarmo, center, performs for soldiers at Camp Victory, Iraq during a USO show on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005. Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is accompanied by USO celebrities as he visits troops that are deployed in the war against terrorism during the holiday season. (AP Photo/USMC, Myles Cullen)

This young woman has more courage than 99.9% of Hollywood. Thank you, Diana DeGarmo, for taking the time to entertain our troops. They don't ask for much in return for what they give.

'American Idol' Star Entertains Troops
Tuesday January 3 11:25 AM ET

How does an 18-year-old "American Idol" star stay fresh and pretty while traveling to seven countries in seven days to entertain the troops?

Diana DeGarmo says you sleep and eat on schedule and it helps to bring along your mom.

"Some people might call me a party pooper," she told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday on a military aircraft en route to Germany for the final stop of the tour. "But you just have to do it."

DeGarmo visited several U.S. bases in the Middle East and eastern Africa to host holiday shows with comedian Reggie McFadden and country singer Michael Peterson. They were traveling in a delegation led by the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace.

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