Shula Coaches Courage on Trip to Persian Gulf

Hall of Fame Dolphins Coach Don Shula took a life-changing trip at the age of 79 when he recently visited U.S. troops in war-ravaged sections of the Middle East.

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Fred Greaves
NFL Hall of Famer Don Shula looks out the door of a blackhawk helicopter while flying away from a remote base he visited as part of a seven-day summer USO tour to boost troop morale in the Persian Gulf.
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Fred Greaves
Shula hasn't seen firepower like this up close since he coached Dan Marino's cannon of a right arm.
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Fred Greaves
Who do I make this out to? A real American hero?
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Fred Greaves
Shula, former NFL star Warrick Dunn, model Leeann Tweeden and actor Bradley Cooper pose with Sgt Marcus Love, who suffered a gunshot wound to his arm in the line of duty.
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Shula leans on the shoulders of a few American heros during his trip to the Middle East.
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Fred Greaves
Where have we seen this before? Coach Shula could never pass up the chance to give an inspirational speech.
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Fred Greaves
Shula and Warrick Dunn are secretly plotting their NFL comebacks.
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Shula addresses the crew of USS Ronald Reagan deployed in the Gulf of Oman.
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Fred Greaves
Group hug!
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Fred Greaves
Whatever you do, don't let Shula behind the wheel of that F-15.
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