Introducing New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, last action hero


Drew Brees, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, has made a habit of endearing himself to Marines. Considering Marine Forces Reserve is based in his back yard in the Big Easy, that makes sense, but few athletes have gone as far as Brees recently to show his Marine Corps love.

This may take the cake, however:

Photo by Gunnery Sgt James Frank/Marine Corps

That’s Brees, handling some serious small-arms firepower in Djibouti on March 29 during a USO visit. He made the appearance with teammate Billy Miller and Donnie Edwards of the Kansas City Chiefs, meeting members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., while they were training in Africa, according to this Marine Corps photo page on

That’s the second USO visit overseas for Brees within a year, by the way. The last one resulted in him adopting a Marine running cadence to inspire his teammates.


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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.


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