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Model Leeann Tweeden entertains soldiers in Baghdad in this 2003 photo. Tweeden and others will visit troops Monday in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Model Leeann Tweeden entertains soldiers in Baghdad in this 2003 photo. Tweeden and others will visit troops Monday in Wiesbaden, Germany. (Michael Abrams / S&S)

Two comedians, an inspirational Hall of Fame football player and a former Playboy bunny will accompany Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on a trip to Wiesbaden, Germany, on Monday to visit 1st Armored Division troops.

Comedian Colin Quinn, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and cast member who hosted the show’s “Weekend Update” for two years, accompanies comedian Jeff Ross, former Chicago Bears halfback Gale Sayers and former Playboy cover girl Leeann Tweeden as part of a United Service Organizations show.

They will speak Monday morning in a hanger on the base’s airstrip. The 1st Armored Division did not release the time of the event.

Quinn toured bases in Japan in May 2004 with two other comedians. He hosts his own talk-show-format show on Comedy Central called “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.”

Ross, once dubbed the “meanest man in comedy” by New York Magazine, frequents late-night talk shows, often with his trademark love poems.

Sayers became the youngest member of the National Football League Hall of Fame when he was 34 years old. He battled back from a career-threatening knee injury and went on to write a popular autobiography, “I Am Third,” that was adapted to the made-for-television movie “Brian’s Song.”

“Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax,” Sayers said in a speech to the College Football Hall of Fame luncheon last year, according to the organization’s Web site. “The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.”

Tweeden is a former Frederick’s of Hollywood lingerie model who appeared on the cover of the August 1996 issue of Playboy magazine. She has visited troops in Iraq three times.


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