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:
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 Flickr.com.
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.