Lindy Kyzer, a public affairs specialist in the Army's Online and Social Media Division of the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, just sent out this email announcement that I had to share with you:
As part of the Army’s 234th birthday June 14 we are highlighting musically talented service members with deployment experience who have competed on nationally televised talent shows.
Sgt. 1st Class Sean Bennett, a soldier from Fort Campbell, KY, is a singer/ songwriter who has recorded an album, opened for Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus in concert, and competed on Nashville Star.
As a soldier, Bennett is highly decorated with the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Meritorious service medals. See him in this video on YouTube.
Spc. Daniel Jens, a soldier from Fort Hood, Texas, returned from a 15-month deployment to Iraq last year and months later competed on "America's Got Talent," where he placed 11th.
Jens won the 10-week "Blackjack Idol" competition held by Blackjack, the 1st Cavalry Division's 2nd Brigade. He has performed in several unsigned rock bands until he found his true calling in singing and writing Christian music.
Among the places he has performed are DC, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin. In Texas, he recently performed at the Harker Heights Memorial Day Stars and Stripes festival. See him in this video on YouTube.
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL and the co-author of the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION. She also blogs as a National Internet Business Examiner and at Operation Support Jews in the Military and Fiction Marketing, and she is the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio show Your Military Life.
Her company Miller Mosaic LLC builds call-to-action websites that get people to say yes to your brand, book or business. Her newest project is the book/website project In Support of Our Troops.