‘Wasn’t what you might have expected’: Emotional Gene Simmons stuns with surprise visit to the Pentagon

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An unlikely visitor to the Pentagon raised eyebrows and many questions about the surprise appearance on social media Thursday.

KISS frontman Gene Simmons was on hand in the Pentagon briefing room, thanking military servicemen while sharing an emotional story of his personal life.

According to press accounts, the rock star was on hand to shake hands in the Pentagon press room and share his pride in America.

The 69-year-old reality TV star and co-founder of the rock band KISS was at the Pentagon to “promote military service” among other things.

He reportedly “choked back tears” when recounting how his mother survived a Nazi concentration camp.

His visit touched many and “wasn’t at all what you might have expected it to be,” according to military and veterans journalist Tara Copp.

Some questioned the appearance in the press room which reportedly hasn’t seen any activity in nearly a year.

Others questioned the wisdom of hosting a rock star amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

The rocker was seen entering the White House on the north driveway later and shrugged when asked if he would be meeting with President Trump.

Many others on Twitter were thrilled by the Israeli-American musician’s appearance and his support of the military, and fired back at critics raging about it.








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