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Camp Lejeune Marine Reacts To Celebrity Date

A Camp Lejeune sergeant now deployed in Afghanistan says he is thrilled that a Hollywood A-lister has accepted his dream date to the Marine Corps Ball in Greenville.

Last week Sgt. Scott Moore with the 3rd Batallion, 2nd Marines posted a video to YouTube asking actress Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball.

Kunis is known for her recent role in the Academy Award winning film, Black Swan. Kunis said in a media interview "I'll do it!"

Moore is a data chief on his second combat deployment.

On a bet and with a sandy Afghanistan background, Moore shot the quick video with his proposal. While Moore cannot make any direct comment to the media about his YouTube-dream-come-true, he has answered some of the most burning questions.

Questions and Answers

Q.1 Where are you and what do you do?

A.1 I currently serve as the data chief for 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. My military occupational specialty is Data Systems Technician, which is responsible for implementing and monitoring security measures for Marine Corps communication information systems networks, and ensuring that systems and personnel adhere to established security standards. My unit is located within the district of Musa Qal'eh in the Northern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Q.2 How did you come up with the idea for the video?

A.2 It was kind of a bet between me and Marines in my platoon. I told everyone I was going to do it, but they didn't think I would go through with it. One day we had a couple minutes, and I took another Marine out with me and we shot two takes. The first one was without sunglasses but I was squinting too much because it was so bright, so we shot the one I uploaded to YouTube. The rest of the Marines liked it, so I posted it that day.

Q.3 When you posted the video, did you ever think you'd really get a date with Mila?

A.3 I always thought I had a chance, and sometimes that's all you need. The Marines I work with did their best to spread it around.

Q.4 Why did you post the video?

A.4 I wanted to take Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps ball. We all talk about what we are going to do when we get back, and this was my dream. I do feel bad for putting her on the spot, but it's not like I was going to bump into her on the streets of Musa Qal'eh between now and the ball.

Q.5 How do you feel now that you've made it happen?

A.5 My initial reaction was disbelief. It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone.

Q.6 Has Mila contacted you yet to make plans for the big day?

A.6 She has not personally contacted me, but I have heard back from her people.

Q.7 I understand Justin Timberlake played wingman for you. What do you think of him?

A.7 JT and I had this all planned from the start. He's been a great wingman; it's nice to know he can get over the jealously to help a brother out (just kidding). Justin Timberlake's encouragement definitely helped; I owe him one.

Q.8 What do your fellow Marines think of all of this?

A.8 High fives and positive encouragement. They're all really excited for me.

Q.9 How did you find out that she said yes?

A.9 From one of my friends from back home who has been supporting me with this. He sent the e-mail to me from Fox News 411. Obviously, I shared it with everyone and we all are pretty excited for November 18th. It can't get here soon enough.

Q.10 What is the Marine Corps Ball?

A.10 The Marine Corps ball is a tradition that celebrates the founding of our service in 1775. It is something that we, as Marines, look forward to every year and is a great source of pride. We celebrate this occasion with a birthday cake, a message from the commandant of the Marine Corps and other traditions. This ball will be special not only because of Mila, but also because we will have recently returned from our deployment to Afghanistan.

Q.11 Has your family heard, what do they think?

A.11 My family heard and have received a lot of attention back home. They're really excited for me, and my dad said he can't wipe the smile off his face.

Q.12 Is there any type of statement or other reactions you'd like to note?

A.12 I would like to thank all my friends and family back home in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and all my Marine brothers in 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines, for helping spread this around. It's a great opportunity and I cannot thank everyone enough.

Q.13 Do you have any special plans for the ball or does this change what you normally would do for a Marine Corps ball?

A.13 I think I'll keep that a secret for now; we have to iron out the details. For the most part it will be a normal experience for those who have attended Marine Corps Balls in the past.

Q.14 What can Mila expect to see at the ball?

A.14 A lot of Marines who are very happy to be home from Afghanistan, celebrating a successful deployment and the 236th birthday of our Marine Corps. I would like to refer to Eleanor Roosevelt's quote about Marines for this one. "The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"


Previous Story

A Camp Lejeune Marine stationed in Afghanistan is expected to have an A-list celebrity at his elbow come November.

Sgt. Scott Moore with the 3rd Batallion, 2nd Marines posted this video to YouTube asking actress Mila Kunis to the Marine Corps Ball. According to the video, the ball will be in Greenville.

Kunis is known for her recent role in the Academy Award winning film, Black Swan.

Kunis said in a media interview "I'll do it!"

The ball is scheduled for November 18 in Greenville.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Afghanistan on Jul 22, 2011 at 08:20 AM
    I think Sgt Moore should speak for himself when he says "My initial reaction was disbelief. It's going to be a great experience to meet her, and it's going to make the ball more special for everyone." It is not in fact going to make it special for everyone. He has taken a timeless Marine Corps tradition and turned it into a media frenzy and made a circus out of the ball! I am a Marine in Sgt Moore's unit and I will not be attending the ball this year do to the fact he has made a mockery out of our birthday celebration! Further more it shows his lack of maturity as he had to beg for a date on the internet! Be a real man and get a real date don't ruin the ball for the rest of us by making it a circus!!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    This is one of those "feel good" stories that just will not go away. Another attempt to condescend to the military industrial complex and the dolts who volunteer.
  • by pirate Location: Greenville on Jul 13, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/1703-mila-kunis-marine-corps-date-always-thought-i-had-a-chance Which reporting is correct? According to yahoo news its not in Greenville..?
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      by April Davis on Jul 13, 2011 at 04:03 PM in reply to pirate
      The information in this Yahoo story is incorrect. There are many Marine Corps Ball events across the country, but Sgt. Moore invited Mila Kunis to the one at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, NC November 18th. He states it clearly in his video invitation and there is a ball scheduled for that date at the convention center.
  • by oldtimer Location: back in tha day on Jul 12, 2011 at 08:03 PM
    I am waaaaay out of touch-but-when did they start having Marine Corps Ball celebrations in Greenville??
  • by Greenville on Jul 12, 2011 at 07:31 PM
    I love this guy!!! What a GREAT personality!!!
  • by jerry Location: enc on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:30 PM
    @anti-military at 11:29 am- How does this "bolster support"?? And didn`t you mean "voice" is on crack again?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    The Voice has triumphed again! Apparently, the comments of a true social commentator have been banned again. So much for First Amendment rights to free speech.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 05:27 PM
    CONGRATS TO YOU!!!! Hope you have the best Military Ball ever! She is a true class-act! Kudos to Mila for throwing caution to the wind and just going for it!
  • by Anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 at 05:08 PM
    Quit being a hater
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Jul 12, 2011 at 05:06 PM
    I am curious why the Marine Ball is being held in Greenville and not on a Marine Base?
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