Roger Waters: Performed at benefit with wounded veterans

Saturday November 10, 2012

NEW YORK -- Roger Waters honored wounded veterans in New York by performing with them at the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit, Thursday night.

The founding member of Pink Floyd took to the stage of the Bea con Theater with 14 wounded soldiers he met recently at the Walter Reed Army Medical Cen ter in Wash ington, D.C. He re hearsed with them at the hospital, and for the past few days in New York.

The event benefited the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps returning veterans and their families, and featured Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Ricky Gervais, Robin Williams, and others.

Before the show, Waters chatted with veterans and called the experience "fantastic." He says he’s "look ing forward to pulling for the rest of these guys with their comrades" during the healing process.

Before the show, he walked the red carpet with Staff Sgt. Rob ert Henline, who was not in the band. In 2007, Henline was the sole survivor of a roadside bombing north of Baghdad. He suffered burns over 38 percent of his body and his head was burned to the skull.

Henline, who fought for his life after the attack, has endured more than 40 surgeries.

Waters performed three songs with the veterans, including the Pink Floyd classic, "Wish You Were Here."


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