Country star to receive Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from U.S. Army
Country music star and Army Veteran Craig Morgan will be awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. Morgan, who has charted 25 songs on Billboard and thrills massive audiences with signature hits including “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” has made 15 overseas tours for our troops and performed for more than 37,000 service members and their families in all four corners of the world.
The presentation will take place at the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (GLAC AUSA) annual Army Ball on June 23rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Huntington Beach, California.
The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army is recognizing Morgan for his significant dedication to supporting not just soldiers but to all military serving their country – often in harm’s way.
Morgan just returned to the U.S. after completing his tenth USO Tour (his third with the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) to entertain U.S. military members stationed overseas. The eight-day tour visited seven countries and included stops in western Tokyo, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq and Spain as well as the Korean Peninsula where the U.S. Army veteran was once stationed. Morgan served in the Army for nearly two decades before becoming a country star in the early 2000s and later a TV star with his own show on Outdoor Network.
The 2018 GLAC AUSA Army Birthday Ball celebrates the 243rd anniversary of the Army. It is one of Southern California’s largest public events to recognize and honor local Soldiers for their service.
The ball is open to the public.
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.