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KORN fan and United States Air Force Shift Supervisor Michael Bowser presented the band’s lead singer, Jonathan Davis, with an American flag flown in combat over Afghanistan onboard a B-1B bomber in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom for KORN on September 11, 2012. Watch the video below.
Davis last year visited wounded U.S. soldiers at a base in Germany, where he also spent some time taking a course in bomb disposal training. Davis visited Rammstein Air Force Base, where he strapped on a bomb suit at one point and learned how to operate the bomb disposal robot. After passing the egg test — using the robot to pick up, transport, and drop an egg in a bowl without breaking it — Davis also took a class in Readiness and Emergency Management: Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear Warfare Defense Orientation. The singer also signed autographs, took photos and ate lunch with the troops at the USO‘s Wounded Warrior Center before leaving.
The members of KORN were moved last summer when they were presented with the uniform of a Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2010. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Marine Lance Corporal William H. “Billy” Crouse IV was killed in a bombing in the country’s Helmand province two years earlier. At a 2012 concert in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Crouse‘s brother Ryan Rothman presented Davis with Crouse‘s uniform, saying, “I want to give this uniform formally to you on behalf of my family. The inspiration you have had on my life and the impact of things you’ve brought me through and the things we shared through you and your music, I wanted him to be with you.”
Davis responded, “I feel for your loss. We’ve lost a lot of kids, but it wasn’t in vain, it was to keep our way of life going. I will have a special place for this, always.”
In a video about his brother, Rothman spoke about Crouse‘s first KORN show, recalling, “When he was 13 years old, I took him to Indianapolis to see KORN. He was a lot bigger than me, and we went into the mosh pits. He was protecting me at that point, even though he was my little brother.”
Davis has done a lot of work with the USO and the Wounded Warriors organization, arranging to spend time visiting injured members of the military in hospitals.
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