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Afghanistan veteran joins Toby Keith on stage


Last updated 10/8/2021 at 6:46pm

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Afghanistan combat veteran Michael Boom joins Toby Keith on stage at Pala Casino, Sept. 17.

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

When Toby Keith performed at Pala Casino he had an Afghanistan combat veteran join him on stage for the encore of his Sept. 17 concert.

Sergeant Major (retired) Michael Boom helped Keith sing "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue" (sometimes also called "The Angry American"). "It was an honor to represent the military that night," Boom said.

Keith met Boom about eight years ago during one of Keith's performances for America's military troops. "I showed him around," Boom said. "He did a concert for my soldiers."

Boom was an airborne Ranger in the United Stat...

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