Celebrities welcome home troops

By 1st Cavalry Division PAOApril 14, 2008

Country artist Maren Morris sings in celebration of the 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas, April 11. The 17-year-old celebrity later signed autographs for troops and their families.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Country artist Maren Morris sings in celebration of the 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas, April 11. The 17-year-old celebrity later signed autographs for troops and their families. (Photo Credit: Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Country artist Rissi Palmer sings in celebration of the 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas, April 11.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Country artist Rissi Palmer sings in celebration of the 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas, April 11. (Photo Credit: Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Grammy-nominated Latin artist Jennifer Pena sings one of her hits during the first 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. The local communities dedicated the day to welcoming home troops of the central-Texas community.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Grammy-nominated Latin artist Jennifer Pena sings one of her hits during the first 'Salute to our Heroes' event held at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. The local communities dedicated the day to welcoming home troops of the central-Texas community. (Photo Credit: Spc. Jeffrey Ledesma, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Country artist, Maren Morrin plays her guitar during a Fort Hood, Texas, "Salute to our Heroes" event welcoming home Soldiers from deployments April 11.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Country artist, Maren Morrin plays her guitar during a Fort Hood, Texas, "Salute to our Heroes" event welcoming home Soldiers from deployments April 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicole Kojetin, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Guitarist Justin “Dynamite” Vernon (left) and bassist Bryan “Deno” Koestens (right) from the local rock band Kritic Kill perform for hundreds of Soldiers and their families during a concert at the ‘Salute to Our Heroes’ event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Guitarist Justin “Dynamite” Vernon (left) and bassist Bryan “Deno” Koestens (right) from the local rock band Kritic Kill perform for hundreds of Soldiers and their families during a concert at the ‘Salute to Our Heroes’ event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
San Benito, Texas, native Staff Sgt. Raul Torres (left), a squad leader, and Sgt. 1st Class Patrick O'Neal, a platoon sergeant, who hails from Fort Worth, both of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, took the opportunity to shake hands with film and television actor, Louis Gossett, Jr. during the "Salute to Our Heroes" event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – San Benito, Texas, native Staff Sgt. Raul Torres (left), a squad leader, and Sgt. 1st Class Patrick O'Neal, a platoon sergeant, who hails from Fort Worth, both of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, took the opportunity to shake hands with film and television actor, Louis Gossett, Jr. during the "Salute to Our Heroes" event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers and their families rock out to local band Kritic Kill during a show at the 'Salute to Our Heroes' event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. The event brought in many other artists from different genres such as R&B and Latino.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers and their families rock out to local band Kritic Kill during a show at the 'Salute to Our Heroes' event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. The event brought in many other artists from different genres such as R&B and Latino. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Dave Irons, the lead singer to local rock band Kritic Kill, sings his heart out for Soldiers and their families during the 'Salute to Our Heroes' event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Dave Irons, the lead singer to local rock band Kritic Kill, sings his heart out for Soldiers and their families during the 'Salute to Our Heroes' event at Fort Hood, Texas April 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nathan Hoskins, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL