Marine Corps Sgt. Scott Moore tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/theScottMoore/status/137643797956931585 on Friday, “Tonight is for you 7 Betio Bastards,” referring to the seven members of his unit, the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, who died in Afghanistan. But he might be forgiven if his mind wandered to his date once in a while. Mila Kunis made good on her pledge to attend the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville, North Carolina, after his video asking her to the ball went viral.
“She gets credit and a lot of respect for coming here, not being part of this world and following through on her word,” Moore told People. She was “very nice and very respectful” at the ball, he said, leading us to wonder if maybe he feared she would slip into sarcastic Jackie mode during the event.
But even with news cameras swarming the convention center to capture the merest glimpse of the Black Swan beauty, the Marines in attendance were intent on emphasizing the purpose of the night. “They’re celebrating all of our Marine Corps history as well as the accomplishments and sacrifices they make while overseas and celebrating the lives of the fallen marines and sailors they lost while the were over there,” Capt. Scott Sasser told local CBS News affiliate WNCT.
Last Monday, Justin Timberlake, who helped convince Mila to accept Moore’s invitation, attended another Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Virginia, with Cpl. Kelsey De Santis as his date.
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