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In the USO, you do everything from hospital visits to acoustic guitar performances in bunkers in war zones. We did anything for the betterment of the morale of the troops’-- John Padgett

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Patriotic Mission: Cornville man traveled the world entertaining troops with USO

Talk about full circle. Little did U.S. Army combat veteran John Padgett of Cornville know after completing his tour of duty from 1968 to 1970 that he would be returning overseas - - this time, with the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment.

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Patriotic Mission: Cornville man traveled the world entertaining troops with USO

Talk about full circle. Little did U.S. Army combat veteran John Padgett of Cornville know after completing his tour of duty from 1968 to 1970 that he would be returning overseas - - this time, with the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Entertainment.