Matthew Lillard and Josh Charles Return From Week-Long USO Tour to Turkey and Spain

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Actors Matthew Lillard and Josh Charles are back on American soil after volunteering with the USO and spending six days sharing, giving and taking a moment to say 'thank you' to our nation's troops and military families stationed abroad.

Actors Matthew Lillard and Josh Charles meet with deployed Marines during a USO tour stop at Rota Air Base, Spain, Sept. 22, 2014. USO photo by Cherie Cullen

Actors Matthew Lillard and Josh Charles return from six-day USO tour to Turkey and Spain. Fresh from sharing, giving and taking a moment to thank troops and their families for their service, the duo spent time with hundreds of Marines, sailors and soldiers, and their families. ***USO photo link below***


  •     During the trip, Lillard and Charles visited with military working dog units, toured flight lines and met with a security forces squadron, among other USO activities.
  •     This tour marked the first USO experience for Charles and the second for Lillard, who traveled to Bahrain, Djibouti and U.A.E. in 2013 with Randy Johnson and Robert Patrick.
  •     Best known for his role as ‘Stu’ in the Wes Craven ground breaking hit film “Scream” and as ‘Shaggy Rogers’ in animated “Scooby Doo” film series, Lillard has been acting, directing and producing for over two decades. Currently voicing “Shaggy” for the Cartoon Network’s rebooted animated series “Scooby Doo,” he recently appeared in “Trouble with the Curve,” the Fox Searchlight Pictures film “The Descendants” and the FX series, “The Bridge.”
  •     Baltimore, Maryland native Josh Charles discovered his love for performing at age eight, later starring in such popular films as “Hairspray,” “Dead Poets Society” and “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead,” among others. Best known for his role as ‘Will Gardner’ on CBS’ “The Good Wife” – for which he wrapped up his five-season run earlier this year, Josh Charles can soon be seen in the upcoming film “Bird People.”


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About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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