Vikings Radio Analyst Pete Bercich and Vikings Entertainment Network Executive Producer Bryan Harper are in Kuwait as part of the St. Paul based “Serving Our Troops” trip to visit Minnesota National Guard troops. Below is their third blog entry regarding their trip so far. Stay tuned to vikings.com for more updates over the coming days.
The Serving Our Troops group split up into teams and headed out to the 5 bases today. We were briefed on important locations such as latrines, showers and dining as well as the do’s and dont’s. Shortly after that we set up for the Morning Show on KFAN 100.3 FM. All the tests failed and we were beginning to panic before KFAN technical wizard Veronica (whom we woke up at 5:20 AM CT) stepped in. Her quick guidance along with the on-site support of Lt. Ryan Doliber (Elk River, MN) saved the show.
We were very surprised to realize no delay in the on-air conversations despite being half a world away and were able to get some great guests on the show. One of the special moments was when Rep. John Kriesel called in and was connected to some folks here at Camp Arifjan as well as some from Camp Buehring that he served with in Iraq.
It was great for the soldiers to hear all the support they receive from back home. They are true Minnesotans and certainly miss being in our great state.
The soldiers are setting up a floor hockey game for us tomorrow night and we look forward to having a little fun after the work is done… that work being the grilling of 3000 made-to-order Mancini’s steaks in a 2 hour span tomorrow afternoon for some well-deserving troops.
Be sure to stay tuned to vikings.com and KFAN.com for more updates from the big event tomorrow – here at the various bases in Kuwait and at home at the River Centre in St. Paul.
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