Magazine article The New American

Pro Wrestler Supports Wounded Troops

Magazine article The New American

Pro Wrestler Supports Wounded Troops

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Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Mick Foley, known as "The Hardcore Legend," "Mankind," and "Cactus Jack," held the WWE world title belt on three separate occasions. Though he still makes occasional appearances on WWE programs, he has largely retired from wrestling to become a writer. Have a Nice Day, his autobiography, reached number one on the New York Times' best-seller list in 1999, and Foley Is Good, his second work, also made the top 10. He is currently on the book-signing circuit promoting his newest book, Scooter, a novel about a boy growing up in the Bronx. In all, Foley has written six books, including three for children.

However, Foley also currently works for the United Service Organization (the USO). In that role, Foley has visited Washington, D.C.-area hospitals every month for the past 20 months to cheer up troops who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. …

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