4Troops, a quartet of former Army soldiers that includes a top-20 finisher from NBC's "America's Got Talent," will perform at The American Legion's 92nd National Convention in Milwaukee on Aug. 30 and 31.
All four singers - David Clemo, Ron Henry, Meredith Melcher and Daniel Jens - are veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Handpicked by Sony executives who wanted to create a musical group that could tour and raise money for veterans groups, the members of 4Troops released their first single, "For Freedom," in March. The group's debut album, a collection of patriotic and uplifting songs, will be released May 11. Sony Music will donate 50 cents from each sale of the 4TROOPS album to veterans service organizations. The donation will be split equally among the Legion and three other VSOs.
After performing the national anthem at NASCAR's Food City 500 in Bristol, Tenn., March 21, 4Troops is traveling to Fort Bragg, N.C.; Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland; and Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood, Texas. The quartet also taped a special aboard USS Intrepid in New York that will air this summer on PBS.