Don Shula visits Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula poses with Dan Reichert, a soldier from Miami, during a USO summer tour to boost morale. LISA REICHERT

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula offers encouragement to soldiers during a stop on a summer USO tour July 14, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Famer Don Shula (seated) and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Warrick Dunn (R) pose for a photo with soldiers during a meet-and-greet stop on a summer USO tour to boost troop morale July 14, 2009. This is Shula's first USO tour and Dunn's second. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Sgt. Marcus Love, who suffered a gunshot wound to his arm, poses for a photo with Hall of Famer Don Shula (upper L), actor Bradley Cooper (lower L), former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Warrick Dunn (upper R) and host of NBC's "Poker After Dark" LeeannTweeden during a hospital stop on a summer USO tour to boost troop morale July 14, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame coach Don Shula (front row 3rd L), actor Bradley Cooper (front row 2nd R), former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Warrick Dunn (behind Shula in white T-shirt), host of NBC's "Poker After Dark" Leeann Tweeden (2nd row 4th R) and director/actor D.B. Sweeney (3rd row behind Cooper in black T-shirt) pose with soldiers for a photo during a stop on a summer USO tour to boost troop morale July 14, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame coach 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 on July 15, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Warrick Dunn (seated), host of NBC's "Poker After Dark" Leanne Tweeden (standing behind Shula), actor/director D.B. Sweeney (back row 3rd R) and actor Bradley Cooper (back row 2nd R) pose with soldiers at a remote base on a stop during a seven-day summer USO tour to boost troop morale in the Persian Gulf on July 15, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Don Shula poses with soldiers during a refueling stop at the Shannon, Ireland, airport on a USO Summer Tour to boost troop morale July 12, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame coach Don Shula talks with soldiers on a stop of the seven-day USO Summer Tour to boost troop morale July 13, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame coach Don Shula signs a football for an airman during a USO tour stop at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan on July 17, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame coach Don Shula and wife Mary Anne pose for a photo with a group of airmen in front of an F-15 fighter jet during a stop at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan on July 17, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Mary Anne Shula, wife of former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, is given a tour of an F-15 fighter jet during a stop at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan on July 17, 2009 during a seven-day summer USO tour to boost troop morale. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula addresses the crew of USS Ronald Reagan in the Gulf of Oman, July 13, 2009. U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is accompanying a USO tour featuring Shula and other sports and entertainment figures. CHAD J. MCNEELEY

  • Soldiers line up for autographs from sports and entertainment celebrities during a stop at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan on a seven-day summer USO tour to boost troop morale, led by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, on July 17, 2009. On the tour was actor Bradley Cooper, former running back Warrick Dunn, former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula, actor/director D.B. Sweeney and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden. FRED GREAVES / USO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula poses for a photo with soldiers on a stop of the seven-day USO Summer Tour on July 13, 2009. FRED GREAVES / USO