Thom Tran, comedian, combat veteran and local radio personality to host Army Birthday Ball

His voice is known to thousands of listeners of KNX news radio as the man helping make their daily commutes easier.
Thousands more know him as the hilariously funny creator of the GIs of Comedy Tour.

Others know him as Soldier and Leader. The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army is honored to have him as the master of ceremonies at their 2019 Army Birthday Ball on 8 June at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, CA

Thom Tran created the GIs of Comedy Tour in 2010 to fulfill two needs. The first was to help his brothers and sisters in arms, both active duty and veterans, feel the healing power of laughter, knowing first-hand how traumatic a combat deployment can be on both body and mind. The second was to help heal his own injuries, both physical and mental, after he was medically retired from the Army because of wounds received in combat in Iraq.

Thom enlisted in the United States Army at 18 years old before he even finished high school. After joining the Army, Thom spent his entire career as a Communications Sergeant as well as a Civil Affairs Sergeant within the United States Army’s Special Operations Community. In 2003, four days after crossing the border into Iraq, Thom was wounded during a firefight when a sniper’s bullet found its way to the back of his skull. He bandaged himself up, continued the mission, and finished his 12-month tour in Iraq.

When Thom isn’t on the road, he makes his home in Hollywood, CA performing at The World Famous Laugh Factory, and clubs all over Southern California. Thom also works as a writer, producer, actor, and military consultant to Hollywood films and television shows having appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “SEAL Team”, and the ABC comedy, “Black-Ish.”

The 2019 Army Birthday Ball celebrates the 244th anniversary of the Army. This year the Army Ball will also pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord – D-Day.

The GLAC AUSA Army Ball is one of Southern California’s largest public events to recognize and honor local Soldiers for their service. More than 400 Soldiers and their guests attend the ball each year.

The ball is open to the public.

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