Action star Chuck Norris is set to visit troops downrange as part of his first United Service Organizations tour.

Norris, who will be accompanied by actor Marshall Teague, will be traveling to the Persian Gulf to meet servicemembers and sign autographs.

An Air Force veteran and martial-arts star, Norris is known worldwide for playing the lead roles in the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger” and numerous military-themed feature films such as “Delta Force” and “Missing in Action.”

His larger-than-life persona also has been the subject of a recent Internet phenomenon, spawning Web sites such as, with quips such as “Chuck Norris counted to infinity — twice,” and “Guns don’t kill people. Chuck Norris kills people.”

Teague also has appeared in numerous films, such as “The Rock” and “Armageddon,” and TV programs, such as “Babylon 5” and “Sliders.”

Specific dates for the tour have not yet been released.

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