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RED BUD, Ill. - A St. Louis-area soldier hopes to have better than a 50-50 chance at securing a date with an Oscar-nominated actress.

Army Sgt. Tommy Goetting posted a 30-second video on his Facebook wall asking 'Pitch Perfect' star Anna Kendrick to accompany him to the Fort Drum Military Ball in June.

"She is gorgeous and has the voice of angel," said the smitten sergeant.

Goetting was watching the movie 'Pitch Perfect' with his squad on a scheduled off-day when he joked about asking the starlet to be his date. His cohorts convinced him to film the video, which features Goetting doing bicep curls with an ammo box that is later revealed to be empty.

Goetting, currently on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, is expected to return home this summer.

Kendrick, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Up in the Air,' has not responded.

Red Bud is located about 35 miles southeast of St. Louis in Randolph County, Illinois.

Sgt. Tommy Goetting is from Red Bud, Ill. and on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. He has a special request for Oscar-nominated Anna Kendrick.

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