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Published: Monday, Aug. 1 2011 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Our older sons met Karl Malone many years ago when he emceed a public service event. Now a younger son got to meet him last week at Bagram. What a thrill for those Utah soldiers, in from a remote forward operating base near the Pakistani border and in Bagram only by chance, to meet a long-time Jazz legend. Many thanks to Karl Malone. It says a lot about him that our family's only personal contact with him was while he was doing public service.

Chris Degn
Seoul, Korea

The Mailman delivers in a big way here! Love the guy. I was a huge Jazz fan in the days of Stockton, Malone, and Hornacek. Sure wish he had come by to see us in '02-'03 when I was at Bagram. Love what he said about athletes not being the "real" heroes. Our service members serving downrange in the combat zone are the true celebrities who should be making the news - guys like SFC Petry who recently was awarded the Medal of Honor. Thanks, Mailman!

Herriman, UT

Fantastic move by Malone - our troops deserve much more than they receive, and the USO tours and celebrity visits are a great way to try and deliver for them.

Irvine, CA

Thank you, Karl.

You have class indeed.

Morgan Duel
Taylorsville, UT

Keep up the good work Karl.

Sneaky Jimmy
Bay Area, CA

God bless him

Santa Monica, CA

The lack of people commenting on this (and the previous article concerning the trip) confirms my notion, that while many people SAY how appreciative they are of our troops, few will actually take the time or effort to thank them, or those who do as the Mailman is doing-namely putting his money, time and efforts on the line to show how he feels. As one who has served, I can tell you that people like this are beloved, while most civilians (and their mealy mouthed thank you's) are taken with a grain of salt. Thank you Karl, Jon Stewart, David Blaine and Adm. Mullen.

Dillon, CO

As I write this there are tears running down my creeks thinking about how excited most of the troops would have felt when they saw - Karl, Jon Stewart, David Blaine and Adm. Mullen.
I wish that I could have been visited by them when I served.
I dont like most of Jon Stewarts politics but as far as I see it he is a great American that puts himself out and supports our troops in the combat area as does David Blaine.
As for Karl if you know anything about him he is one the great guys, he puts his time, effort & money where his mouth is.
Thank you Karl, Jon Stewart, David Blaine and Adm. Mullen

Bountiful, UT

I believe we can all be heros by supporting our troops. Even the little things we do can be huge. Karl Malone is a very kind man who comes from humble beginings. I cant even imagine what he did to help the victims in hurricane Katrina. Not only did he give money but he did countless hours of work and service. I have met Karl Malone in person and know others who personally know him. He is an incredibly kind and thoughtful person. He spends more time helping others than you will ever know because he has a heart of gold.
Our troops need all the help they can get. Every little bit helps. Thank you Karl Malone and all those who serve our troops for defending our country and freedom.

Vernal, UT

To bgl: You said... "As one who has served, I can tell you that people like this are beloved, while most civilians (and their mealy mouthed thank you's) are taken with a grain of salt".

I too applaud the efforts of Malone, Stewart, etc. However, I find your comment about the "mealy mouthed thank you's" disconcerting. I am a veteran and personally find those thank you's rewarding. Sometimes a heart-felt thank you is all people have to offer. Please consider that before you discount the efforts and sincerity of others.

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