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Stephen Colbert to Honor Troops on 'The Colbert Report'

by Chris Jordan, posted Aug 20th 2010 5:00PM
No one can accuse Stephen Colbert of being unpatriotic.

The host of Comedy Central's fake news program, 'The Colbert Report,' will dedicate two episodes of his show, Sept. 8 and 9, to U.S. soldiers returning home from Iraq. American combat operations are scheduled to end there on Aug. 31.

The episodes, titled 'Been There, Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscape!,' will feature audiences composed of service members on the set or watching via satellite from Afghanistan, Iraq and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according to Comedy Central.

"The Iraq War is over and all Americans should thank the returning troops. And quickly before they get sent to Afghanistan," said Colbert in a Comedy Central press release.
Vice President Joe Biden and Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Iraq Ray Odierno will appear on the Sept. 8 episode. Odierno shaved Colbert's head when the comedian visited Iraq last year. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), the sponsor of the Veterans Education Assistance Program, will stop by on Sept. 9.

Colbert taped four episodes of 'The Colbert Report' in June of last year from Camp Victory in Iraq.

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