I don’t know why I’ve never done one of these WWW posts before. Probably because I get hung up on what to title them ...
Morale was further raised when Ms. Simpson was given a chance to blast away on a pair of deck mounted .50 BMGs. Awesome. Best slow motion gun porn video never filmed. Even though the temperature was in the upper 90s, Jessica wore a helmet, ear muffs, an extra shirt, a heavy flack jacket, and big leather boots for protection. But I’m certain that under all that and her trademark Daisy Dukes was a very small bikini.
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class John Britt, USS Harry S. Truman Air department, V-2 division, emerged as the contest winner. Britt’s wife and child will be accompanying him to New York to watch his performance and share the experience.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m honored to be part of it,” said Britt. “I’m excited to be able to represent Truman, as well as the entire Navy. My family and shipmates are proud of me, and I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Britt’s duet with Jessica will also be featured in her upcoming Christmas album.
“She knows the sacrifices the military men and women are making on behalf of their country, and she wants to do what she can in return,” said Joe Simpson, Jessica’s father and manager. “She’s proud to be able to sing with someone fighting for our freedom.”
Capt. Craig Clapperton, USS Harry S. Truman executive officer, said he was honored to have Jessica on board as a guest, and felt she boosted the crew’s morale with her heartfelt appreciation of their professionalism and service.
“I got to get my picture taken with her,” said Operations Specialist Seaman Jeroy Williams. “It was really amazing to meet a celebrity. She’s a lot prettier in real life, but she’s shorter than I thought she’d be. She was really nice to everybody, and I’m really glad I was able to meet her.”
During a performance in the ship’s hangar bay, Jessica thanked the hundreds of Sailors and Marines for their service and shared love of country and sang “God Bless America.”
“I’ve never meet anybody famous before,” said Operation Specialist Seaman Alison Wagner. “It’s really great that she took the time to come out here to visit us while we were deployed. It definitely lifted my spirits and made me feel a lot better being on deployment.”
During a tour of the ship, Jessica also participated in a 50 cal. gun shoot, served as a helmsman on the bridge, and spoke to the crew on the 1-MC. Although she enjoyed everything during her visit, her favorite part, she said, was meeting the crew members.
“I’ve been on many USO trips,” she said, “and I always enjoy sitting and talking with service members. To be on board Truman has been a blessing. I’ve met so many amazing people, and everybody has been so welcoming and made me feel like I’m at home. I can’t express enough how much I appreciate the sacrifices you make for our country.”
The full article is here, given an awful title in true Navy style: Simpson Embarks Truman. Oy vey.
But I would like to thank the US Navy and photographer Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Tyler Caswell for the photograph of her and Chief Gunner’s Mate Keith McGinley playing with guns, and their appreciation of true hi-res photography.
Of course this is why we win. If you were looking forward to coming home to THAT would you not do anything to make sure you got back?
Thats what I thought,heh.
Leave Jessica alone - while she may have made a buck as a simpleton (and sucky singer) - She is solidly conservative and I have seen her more than once entering the Troops at Ft Hood!
Even Toby Keith (who until 2008 voted Dem, bet you didn’t know that?!?) and Robin Williams - put their money where their mouths are - and Support The Troops without all the political bs of most ‘entertainers’.
God Help America
A Proud American Infidel