Robin Williams Had Close Relationship with U.S. Military

Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:48am

The Los Angeles Times reports that “Robin Williams earned his first Oscar nomination playing U.S. Air Force Sgt. Adrian Cronauer in 1987’s ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ — but his real-life relationship with the military in the form of USO shows didn’t get rolling until 2002.”  

“Williams, who died Monday of an apparent suicide at age 63, went on his first tour that year to perform for troops in Afghanistan and Turkey, according to the USO.”  

“His passport would eventually include stamps from doing shows in Bahrain, Djibouti, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Spain and the United Arab Emirates, the Military Times reported. There were visits in the United States as well.”