Back on August 2nd Jimmy Buffett visited the USS Kearsarge and performed a surprise show.
From MilitaryNews.com: Sailors and Marines with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), including its embarked units who returned from a seven-month deployment Jul. 18, were treated to a rare shipboard performance by the legendary music artist Jimmy Buffett Aug. 2.
Buffett, who is in the area for a concert in Virginia Beach, learned that the ship had recently returned from a deployment and performed for the crew to show his appreciation for their sacrifice and service.
“Welcome home,” said Buffett. “Both Kearsarge and I were born in Pascagoula, Mississippi so I feel a kindred spirit to your wonderful ship.”
Buffett thanked the crew for their humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the people of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
“We decided to come play for you to thank you all for what you do for us,” said Buffett. “The least we could do is come take you away to Margaritaville.”