10 memorable moments from WWE Tribute to the Troops

2011: Sgt. Slaughter leads the Pledge of Allegiance

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2011 was held at one of the United States military's largest installation — Fort Bragg, N.C. Fort Bragg is one of the Army's major facilities and houses Special Operations Command and the elite Green Berets. During a battle between Zack Ryder and Jack Swagger, then–United States Champion Dolph Ziggler joined Swagger at ringside. However, Long Island Iced-Z had a special surprise in his corner for the men and women in uniform: former U.S. Marine drill instructor and WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter!

Ryder successfully defeated Swagger, and following the bout, Slaughter entered the ring and applied the Cobra Clutch to The All-American American. The true highlight of the evening, though, came after Ryder and the former WWE Champion cleared the squared circle. Sgt. Slaughter grabbed a microphone and led Fort Bragg in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.