A message of motivation and determination

It's been reported in the Stars and Stripes, the "Independent News Source for the US Military Community" that a base in Japan is to hold a competitive eating contest.

According to the site,

One of the most recognized names in the world of competitive eating will judge a hot dog-eating contest for single sailors April 3

This champion is called, predictably, Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi, who muched his way through 59 hot dogs in an eat-off. Stars and Stripes is upbeat about the morale booster at their naval base:

Kobayashi not only brings with him his celebrity status as a competitive eater, but also a message of motivation and determination

You know, I often wondered why American Service Personnel were so feared and respected.

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