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4TROOPS: Live From The Intrepid

Pictured (l to r): Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Former Sgt. David Clemo, Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, and Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry. 4TROOPS is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. "4TROOPS: Live From The Intrepid" is the group’s debut performance special and features an inspirational repertoire of well-known patriotic, pop and crossover hits.
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Pictured (l to r): Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Former Sgt. David Clemo, Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, and Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry. 4TROOPS is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. "4TROOPS: Live From The Intrepid" is the group’s debut performance special and features an inspirational repertoire of well-known patriotic, pop and crossover hits.

Airs Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV

4TROOPS is a new pop vocal group made up of United States combat veterans who served on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their new concert special, filmed aboard the "USS Intrepid," features the group performing standards like “Amazing Grace,” pop hits like “You Raise Me Up” and new gems, including 4TROOPS’ own “For Freedom.”

Former Cpt. Meredith Melcher, Former Sgt. Daniel Jens, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Ron Henry and Former Sgt. David Clemo make up 4TROOPS.

While overseas, music played a crucial and very personal role in all of their lives. They would sing at everything from large military events to more intimate settings, where they would jam in their bunks after a long day in the field and try to recall a slice of home.

They also used their voices at somber occasions like memorial services, where they would sing to remember those that had been lost. 4TROOPS now come together for a singular purpose: to sing on behalf of all troops, to honor their sacrifices and to create awareness for their needs. 4TROOPS is on Facebook and you can follow them on Twitter.

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Interview With 4TROOPS