General Odeirno Takes the Stage at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013

General Ray Odierno takes the stage to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Introducing the impeccable Marine Corp band, General Odierno requested anyone in the audience who either served themselves or knew any one currently serving or has served in the past. His brief yet earnest request has a bunch of people off their seats, but not off their iPhones.

Little known fact - the Marine Corp band gets more funding than the entire Peace Corps organization. I suppose that is a good metaphor for the state of our foreign policy, but they can play damn well.

And there's J.C. Chasez again.

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