"Off the Wall," a Los Angeles band, got a taste of daily life in Iraq when an explosion from a controlled detonation briefly halted the performance on December 24, 2004 and sent the band members scrambling for a protective bunker. The Marines in attendance barely budged. Letterman, along with his musical director Paul Shaffer and stage manager Biff Henderson, brought the popular late night television show to the Marines, sailors and soldiers currently stationed at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. They were followed with a performance from "Off the Wall," a southern California band, which added to the holiday festivities. .Mandatory Credit: Linda Vong / USMC via CNP
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"Off the Wall," a Los Angeles band, got a taste of daily life in Iraq when an explosion from a controlled detonation briefly halted the performance on December 24, 2004 and sent the band members scrambling for a protective bunker. The Marines in attendance barely budged. Letterman, along with his musical director Paul Shaffer and stage manager Biff Henderson, brought the popular late night television show to the Marines, sailors and soldiers currently stationed at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq. They were followed with a performance from "Off the Wall," a southern California band, which added to the holiday festivities. .Mandatory Credit: Linda Vong / USMC via CNP

Filename: 122404Letterman_in_Iraq02.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 24 Dec 2004
Location: Camp Taqaddum Iraq
Credit: Linda Vong - USMC via CNP
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