Scarlett Johansson was flattered when troops stationed in the Persian Gulf offered her their clothes as a gift during a visit to their camp last week (17-18Jan08).
The 23-year-old actress met over 3,500 men and women serving overseas during her stops at American bases in Kuwait as part of the United Service Organizations tour.
Servicemen gifted the Lost In Translation star with patches torn off their jackets and challenge coins from their military units – with one Marine even offering up a medal adorned with the image of Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers.
She said: “Everybody that I met there was so incredibly friendly and polite and genuine and generous. They were so, so sweet. I mean, I was just amazed.”
One star-struck soldier gushed: “You’ve made my whole deployment!”
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