After completing his 10th USO Tour with stops in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Japan and Spain, country musician Craig Morgan learned that he will be receiving the Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Medal this year.
This medal is one of the highest awards Morgan can receive as a civilian. As an Army veteran who served for almost 20 years, including time stationed in Korea, Morgan has made a great effort to entertain the troops after he found success as a country artist. He's performed in 15 overseas tours and played for over 37,000 servies members and their families.
In 2000, Morgan started off his career in country music with Atlantic Records, eventually signing with his current label, Black River Entertainment. His most well known hits include "Bonfire," "Almost Home," and "That's What I Love About Sunday." Many of Morgan's songs provide the perfect sing-along opportunity to allow service men and women to take a break and enjoy themselves.
Morgan will receive the great honor on June 23 at the yearly Army Ball put on by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (GLAC AUSA) in Huntington Beach, Calif. The event is open to the public and marks the 243rd anniversary of the Army.