Vice President Dick Cheney paid a visit last weekend to a North Carolina holiday gathering of elite members of the U.S. military.
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command said Tuesday that Cheney spoke at the closed event at Pinehurst Resort on Saturday. The command includes Green Beret, Ranger, psychological operations and civil affairs units.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that resort spokeswoman Janeen Driscoll said the vice president arrived at 6:30 p.m. and left three hours later. Cheney spoke about 15 minutes to the gathering of about 500 people.
Cheney spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said the vice president thanked the soldiers and their families for their service.