Abraham Lincoln, in the guise of actor Benjamin Walker, who portrays the 16th president in the summer movie thriller Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and the film’s cast and crew, yesterday visited the sailors serving aboard the Navyaircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Middle East. The event marked the first time a major motion picture had its debut screening for troops deployed in the Middle East.
“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln was very happy that Twentieth Century Fox and Navy Entertainment hosted the movie’s cast and crew out to the ship. We had a great time watching the movie, meeting the cast and more importantly showing them why we are out here supporting operations in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility. From watching flight ops to signing autographs, the crew had a fun time getting to know the cast and crew,” stated LCDR Steven Curry, USN Public Affairs Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG 9).
The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.