BAGRAM, Afghanistan — A Marshall County native took a trip to Afghanistan with President Barack Obama ahead of Memorial Day.
Brad Paisley, a country singer who is originally from Glen Dale, boarded Air Force One for the surprise trip Sunday which was not announced until after President Obama landed at Bagram Airfield — the main U.S. base in Afghanistan.
Shortly before the show, Paisley tweeted the following on Twitter: “About to play a surprise concert for the troops in Afghanistan. God bless our military. Here we go.”
Paisley performed Sunday before President Obama spoke to some of the 32,000 U.S. military members still stationed in Afghanistan.
During the visit that lasted several hours, President Obama received an on-site briefing from U.S. commanders on the ground and visited wounded troops at a Bagram Air Base hospital.
The U.S. involvement in Afghanistan is scheduled to end before the close of the year.