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U.S. Marines Stationed in Afghanistan Do 'Call Me Maybe': VIDEO

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It's not over yet, folks.

Raum and his longtime friend Randy Moresi, both employees with the nonprofit United Service Organizations (USO), came up with a plan. They were going to ask the service members on base to do a group lip-dub, to the tune of Jepsen's mega-hit.

The idea was to show troops in a more positive, light-hearted way, away from the controversies that have dogged the U.S. mission for the past several months. In February, for instance, U.S. troops "mistakenly" burned copies of the Quran at a U.S. base near Kabul, setting off nationwide protests and riots that left dozens dead. A month earlier, a leaked video online showed Marines urinating on Afghan corpses.

"It's a side of the military that you don't get to see," Raum says of the project. "Showing the human side on the other side of the rifles is a great opportunity."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Americans go overseas to protect Americans' freedom to snark amateur music videos made by overseas Americans.

    Circle of life.

    Posted by: DM10003 | Jul 20, 2012 11:34:25 PM


  2. What a bunch of nasty, hateful, critical bitches. You can not tell me that you didn't see at least 10 hot guys that you would fall to your knees behind the local convenience store dumpster and suck off in a heartbeat if you thought they would flop it out. Military guys have been doing crazy crap to pass the time since Alexander was screwing one of his lieutenants on top of an elephant. If you don't want to see members of the military wasting your taxpayer dollars then don't watch videos about off-duty military guys. They are on the taxpayers dime from the time they take the oath until they are dead. Get the hell over it, they are doing that which you and many others refuse to do, in places you would not be caught dead and in which they may very well be, in the next instant.

    Posted by: vanndean | Jul 21, 2012 12:25:19 AM


  3. LOVED it. You could tell they were having fun, and not just going through the motions, and I find that infectious. That they can do their jobs with distinction and still have the energy to pull off this creative endeavor is a testament to their characters. 2 thumbs up.

    Posted by: Amanda B. Rekendwith | Jul 21, 2012 12:27:19 AM


  4. This is my America. Semper Fi guys, to all Army, Marines, Navy et al.These are the children of real Americans and they are wonderful. I am a proud Navy Vet who loves these patriotic young AMERICANS.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 21, 2012 2:49:45 AM


  5. Uh, Rick? Rick? Ya there, Rick? How about them masculine values, Rick?

    Oh, I meant to ask, uh, Rick. You're a vet, right? Like me, right?

    So, all that sh*t you write about masculinity and stuff and gay men being too much into adoring femininity is because you speak from hard-ass, boots-on-the-ground, fire-a-weapon-and-kill-somebody-before-they-kill-you kind of experience, right?

    Rick? Rick? Ya there, Rick?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 21, 2012 4:58:27 PM


  6. To all the b**chy people on here hating on people having fun lip synching to a mediocre pop song, lighten up. What's wrong with seeing people having a little fun?

    Posted by: Brad | Jul 21, 2012 6:05:44 PM


  7. Ooh raw! Good to see the troops having fun. All you haters have NO idea what it's like in the military, that's obvious. If you've never put the unicorn on, please STFU. Dude in the back of the helo - HAWT!

    Posted by: Jumper | Jul 21, 2012 7:26:58 PM


  8. Outstanding. Just look at all these wonderful young men and women who are serving in our military. As a Vet, I love to see this kind of stuff. THANKS FOR POSTING ANDY!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 22, 2012 2:05:25 AM


  9. @Rick: were you ever in the military?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 22, 2012 5:51:20 AM


  10. @ rick; Of course not.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 22, 2012 7:42:41 AM


  11. I guess Rick is: dare I say it, a SISSY and not a macho man.Oh Ricky, say it isn't so. How our hereos have fallen.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 22, 2012 9:35:23 AM


  12. I can't wait until "Urinating of Afghan Corpses" come out.

    Posted by: John | Jul 22, 2012 6:30:27 PM


  13. I remember Elroy, Judy and Astro. But I don't recall a Carly Rae. Must have been introduced during a reboot.

    Posted by: Otkon | Jul 23, 2012 11:16:25 AM


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