Hemme, Runnels & Martinez Comment On Afganistan Trip

Bill Behrens

Frontierindia.com featured a recent article by Army Spc. Opal Hood who serves with the 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, on the recent trip to Afganistan by Terry Runnels, Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald, Christy Hemme and Shelly Martinez, all of whom were refered to as former WWE divas.   They signed autographs for several hours on March 24 for servicemembers and civilians at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation gym.

The article notes that:

Hemme said she wanted to do the tour because she didn’t want the “filtered version of the war” and wanted to see things for herself.

“People back home will never really understand how things are here without actually having ever been here,” Martinez agreed.

In addition to Bagram, the divas also visited a couple of forward operating bases, but weather forced cancellation of planned visits to some smaller bases. “It felt as if my heart was ripped out when we realized we were going to miss a few stops,” Hemme said.

“It makes us happy to see [troops] happy,” said Runnels, who added she felt honored and humbled by her experience here.

To read the entire article visit the link below:

http://frontierindia.com/wrestling-divas-visit-troops-in-afghanistan/246/

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