Celebrities Bring Cheers to Service Members During 2016 USO Holiday Tour

By: iTopTopics Staff

NBA Legend Ray Allen on his first USO Tour

This was his first USO holiday tour. Ray Allen was one of the best shooters among professional basketball players. He announced his retirement in November 2016. He also won an Olympic gold medal as a member of the 2000 United States men's basketball team. Allen was a military child himself, was born at Castle Air Force Base near Merced, California and grew up moving around places to places.

NBA legend Ray Allen was at USO Holiday Tour at the 7th Army Training Command’s Grafenwoehr, Germany, December 8th, 2016

He shared his experience growing up in a military family: “A lot of who I am today is because of my military upbringing. Even though I frequently moved and always had to make new friends, I always felt comfortable on a military base. We dressed the same, we spoke the same and we shared a lot of the same experiences. Many of my friends then are considered my good friends today and I'm honored to be out visiting troops and military families with the Chairman and the USO this holiday. It really feels like I am at home.”