All Night Long: How Lionel Richie song inspired soldiers

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by Bill Whitaker / CBS News

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Posted on September 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 27 at 5:56 PM

One National Guard unit in Iraq made an unusual choice for their mascot, and it was all inspired by a Lionel Richie Internet meme. Now stencil outlines of the star’s face covers t-shirts and other military equipment. When he heard about it, Richie had to pay the soldiers a special visit on the way to his European tour. Bill Whitaker reports – watch the video above.

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