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4 Troops: The Mission is Music

Newmarket Press / 2010 / Hardcover

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4 TROOPS are U.S. Army combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. While deployed, they sang at military ceremonies, memorials, and for their buddies after hard days in the field. Now they come together to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices, and to raise awareness of the needs of homecoming veterans. This book is their story, illustrated with over 100 photos. Jacketed hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Newmarket Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 10.25 X 8.63 (inches)
ISBN-13: 9781557049483
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Publisher's Description

The first and only book by 4TROOPS, a new musical group of four young U.S. combat veterans, with a debut CD album from Sony Music and a 60-city Fall concert tour.

4TROOPS are United States combat veterans—three young men and one woman who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all their lives. Individually or in pairs, they would often sing at everything from large military events to more intimate gatherings.

Now, together as a group, their purpose is to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs. Their self-titled debut album, consisting of the lead single "For Freedom," well-known positive pop and country songs, as well as new songs, was released on the Sony Masterworks label on May 11.

This 144-page, 4-color, illustrated book for fans features over 120 photographs, bios and personal stories of the four soldiers, as well as background on how they came together, the recording of their album, and the role of music in the military (from the U.S. Army Soldier Show to "Military Idol").

Author Bio

Former CPT. MEREDITH MELCHER, 29, born at Fort Ord, CA, is the daughter of a retired three-star General. She served as a platoon leader on the front lines in Iraq where she led her troops in the successful ambulance evacuations of hundreds of wounded Americans and Iraqis.

Former SGT. DANIEL JENS, 36, a native of Milwaukee, WI, served in Iraq and was most recently stationed at Fort Hood. He joined the Army after the events of 9/11. Jens was one of the finalists on the third season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

STAFF SGT. (RET.) RON HENRY, 41, born in Baxley, GA, served in the Army for 20 years. He was a transport manager in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, and also the leader of an Army singing group "Transportation Express."

Former SGT. DAVID CLEMO, 30, grew up in Mt. Vernon, WA. He served on the front lines in Afghanistan providing communications and logistics support for the 18th Airborne Corps. He and Melcher toured together in 2004 with the Army Soldier Show.

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