It is that time a year again–the weather gets a little colder and we look forward to spending time with loved ones around a decorated tree or a bountiful dinner table enjoying each others company. Unfortunately, this will not be the case for the more than 50, 000 Sailors who on any given day (including Christmas Day) are deployed worldwide standing the watch so that others may enjoy their holiday.
Over the next several days a number of sports and Hollywood stars have offered to place calls to a handful of these deployed Sailors to wish them Happy Holidays and to say thank you for their service.
We intend to share as many of these calls with you as possible as a way of highlighting our Sailors sacrifice and as way of thanking these busy public figures for taking the time to remember our deployed Sailors and their families.
Actors Brooklyn Decker and Taylor Kitsch, from the upcoming feature film “Battleship,” made holiday calls to USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 . The actors thanked Sailors for their service and wished them Happy Holidays.
MC3 Megan L. Catellier, an Indianapolis native, spoke with Battleship movie star Kitsch. “I couldn’t wait to find out what his experience was like working on his movie and his interaction with other Hollywood stars. I wanted to know what it was like for him working on a ship and what he thought about the jobs we do every day.”
Chantilly, Va., native AO3 Rodel D. Mosuela, spoke with Decker during his holiday call with the stars from Battleship. “It was like talking to someone you knew or just a regular everyday person, not a movie star. She was truly concerned and it didn’t feel like she was forced to talk to me. She asked me how I was doing, what it was like and what my family was doing for the holidays while I’m deployed.”