A Hollywood actress made good on her promise to attend the Marine Corps Ball.
Mila Kunis joined the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines to celebrate the 236th birthday of the Marine Corps. The ball began with a ceremony at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Greenville Convention Center.
Kunis arrived at the Pitt-Greenville Airport about 2:30 p.m. Friday and was taken straight to the convention center. She was captured on camera by veteran WNCT television videographer Kenneth Roundtree.
Publics affairs officer Capt. Scott Sasser said that Sgt. Scott Moore and Kunis both were “enjoying the night” as was the rest of the unit.
The celebrity date has brought a lot of attention to the ball, but the focus has not turned away from the importance of celebrating fallen troops and sacrifices that the unit has made, Sasser said.
“The Marines and sailors know what the night is about,” he said. “That’s been the focus the whole time.”
The unit was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months and lost seven troops during that time.
Cpl. William Steffy said he was excited to celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday and for Kunis to have the opportunity to go to the ball.
“It’s good that she got to come on a date with a Marine,” he said.
Kunis, 28, was reportedly whisked straight from the airport to the convention center to meet her date, Sgt. Scott Moore, who just recently returned from seven months of heavy fighting in the Musa Qala and Now Zad districts in Afghanistan. The couple was said to be very much enjoying the evening.
If you haven't seen it, here is the original YouTube video inviting Kunis to the ball: