KISS rocker Gene Simmons visits Pentagon on a different mission | McClatchy Washington Bureau

mcclatchydc | 5/16/2019 | Staff
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MAY 16, 2019 02:28 PM

KISS lead singer Gene Simmons visited the Pentagon Thursday for a very different mission from entertaining fans since the 1970s in a band famous for wild pyrotechnic displays on stage.

Simmons - Country

Instead, Simmons spoke emotionally about what the country means to him.

“I’m a proud son of a concentration camp survivor of Nazi Germany. My mother was 14 when she was in the camps,” he said. She died recently at the age of 93.

Simmons - Service - Part - Pentagon - Relations

Simmons was promoting military service as part of the Pentagon’s public relations push #Knowyourmil, which seeks to expand public knowledge of the Defense Department’s mission and potential...
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