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NFL coaches visit troops in Iraq in first USO trip

Tennessee Titans Jeff Fisher, the New York Giants' Tom Coughlin, the Baltimore Ravens' John Harbaugh, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden are taking part in the first NFL-USO coaches tour over the Fourth of July weekend.

The soldiers expressed their gratitude over and over to the NFL coaches who made the trip to Iraq.

The NFL coaches thanked them back.

After two days of travel, the coaches arrived in Iraq late Wednesday night. On Thursday they met with soldiers in Mosul, Kirkuk and Baghdad.

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