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Actors join Move America Forward’s ‘Troopathon’

Celebs continue gravitating to the June 25 “Troopathon” conceived by the Sacramento-based, grassroots conservative Move America Forward to send the largest-ever shipment of care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas.

The organization announced Monday that actors Kelsey Grammer and Gary Sinise have joined others including talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin; former Vice President Dick Cheney, actor Jon Voight, and columnist/blogger Michelle Malkin on the lineup for the “Honor Their Service” event.

Both Grammer and Sinise “have displayed a long history of support for our troops. They have been active with the USO throughout the years and their participation in our telethon is further example of what great patriots these two men are,” said Bay Area-based former talk radio host Melanie Morgan, chairwoman of Move America Forward and co-host of this event. “We are honored to have them on our Troopathon.”

The other co-host will be Andrew Breitbart of Breitbart.TV and the “Big Hollywood” blog. During the eight-hour internet, radio and television live broadcast from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, viewers will be encouraged to sponsor care packages for the troops as the guests and hosts discuss various topics related to supporting our troops. Last year’s Troopathon saw viewers donate more than $1.5 million for care packages for the troops.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • RR

    Glad to see not all Hollywood subscribes to the Jane Fonda/Sean Penn School of Politically Correct Thought

  • It is a about time some of these citizens got off their behinds. Personally, I send care packages on a regular basis and ask for now assistance.(just proud American) Widow of Army Veteran Larry Wayne Hanson, SP4, deceased 1983
    If you think what is bad right now for our veterans, think back to the 60″s when our troops were comming home to be meet with the likes of Hanoi Jane. I bet her father rolls over in his grave quite often. What an imbarrassment to the AMERICAN CITIZENS, and of course OUR MILITARY!!
    ALL TRATORS SHOULD BE SHOT AND ANY SURVIVORS BE SHOT AGAIN! GOT TO LOVE THOSE MARINES, THEY GOT IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME—LET GOD SORT THEM OUT!!!