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4Troops – Military veterans singing harmony to support the troops

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I had the pleasure of hearing the music group 4TROOPS at Yankee Stadium on Memorial Day, where they sang the National Anthem and “God Bless America”. I was blown away. The four voices were so powerful, and yet blended together with incredible harmony.

They’re beginning to become very well known. They have a PBS special where they’ll be performing on the USS Intrepid in New York. Chances are if you haven’t heard of them before, you will shortly.

The group consists of four veterans. Ron Demetrius Henry had a 21-year career in the Army, including the last few years serving highly dangerous duty in Iraq. Daniel Jens joined the Army after the events of 9/11. In October of 2007, and was deployed to Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division as a crew member of the Field Artillery Cannon. You may recognize him from Season 3 of America’s Got Talent. David Clemo was deployed to Afghanistan and  Iraq. And Meredith Melcher spent four years in Kuwait and Iraq as an officer in the Medical Service Corps. All of them served honorably and put their talents to use entertaining the troops while on active duty.

There is something very special to hear patriotic and inspirational songs like “Bless the Broken Road”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, and “Dance with My Father”, all sung deeply and authentically from the heart from folks who have walked in the shoes of those they’re paying tribute to.

Their debut CD is called, simply enough, 4TROOPS. $0.50 from the sales of each album will be donated to organizations that support veterans and their families, splitting donations equally among The American Legion, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the USO.


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