Kirk McHenry had some pretty good training to prepare for COVID-19 isolation. He served four years with the U.S. Marine Corps, with a long stop in Okinawa, Japan.

“It’s lonely when you’re young and away from home,” McHenry remembers.

When the Oakland native left the military, he became a stand-up comic. And, never one to forget where he came from, he’s returned to entertain the troops at least 50 times.

“Me, being from the military, just seeing the smiles on those guys’ faces,” said McHenry.

It was Monday morning and the former Suisun City resident took a break to chat from Las Vegas, a three-month home for McHenry and his wife since fleeing Southern California.

“California’s become too darn expensive,” McHenry said, happy to rent

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