Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Scotty McCreery - The Dash - Veterans Day Tribute to Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpenter

Credit to: Scotty McCreery Official

While serving in the USMarines on his second tour in Afghanistan, Lance Cpl. Andrew Carpeter came under enemy fire on Valentine's Day, 2011. He died 5 days later. His wife was carrying this first child, Landon, at the time of Andrew's death.

Andrew was laid to rest in Polk Memorial Gardens just outside Nashville in Columbia TN. The town of Columbia later named a highway in honor of Andrew and his service.

Scotty heard Andrew's story and decided to honor his service by telling his story via his song "The Dash".