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Disabled veteran randomly meets famous country star at lake and praises him for his kindness
When he shared his story, people were moved by the celeb's sweet gesture.
Caryl Jane Espiritu
11.08.22

The fourth of July is an important day for the United States.

It is the day that symbolizes the freedom and sovereignty that the nation has secured for so long.

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Everyone in the country recognizes this day and celebrates the blessing of living in “the land of the free.”

Several events to pay tributes are conducted to commemorate and honor the heroes of the nation on this special day.

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The men and women who fought with their lives on the line to keep the nation free from oppression are given importance on Independence Day.

The contributions of these war veterans are remembered and cherished by everyone, including celebrities.

Country singer and renowned The Voice coach Blake Shelton was spotted on Independence Day while he was hanging out on a boat.

He was relaxing and having a quiet day by the dock and he was not alone.

Together with him is a very special person who gave his time and energy to serve the nation.

The man who was with the famous singer is a disabled veteran.

The guy is Jason Morgan, a retired SSgt. US Air Force Special Operations Command (Airborne).

He was deployed in the war and came back as a hero with a disability. It is something that the man is proud of.

Blake was in the same gas dock when someone told him about the disabled veteran on one of the boats.

After hearing that a war veteran was in the same area as him, Blake immediately walked to where Jason was staying and approached the man.

The country superstar took the time to talk with Staff Sergeant Jason.

He also took a photo with him.

The veteran was so moved by the singer’s gesture that he posted about it on his Facebook account.

“Great hanging out with Blake Shelton on our boat. Happy Independence Day,” Staff Sergeant Morgan wrote. “We were at the same gas dock and someone told Blake that a disabled veteran was in one of the boats gassing up and he come over to meet me. I was very appreciative.”

Staff Sergeant Morgan was injured in 1999 on a narcotics mission in South America.

The operation ended with him having a crushed spine.

The disability may have impacted his normal movement, but it reminded him of his great service to the country.

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On his website, the retired staff sergeant shared his experiences as well as his book entitled Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him.

“As he lay left for dead drowning with his face submerged in swampy water, a miracle occurred,” his website reads. “An American missionary working on radio towers in the area came upon the scene quite by chance and saved Jason’s life. He proceeded to extract him from the mud and water and was able to co-ordinate the difficult evacuation of the victims by using his shortwave radio, which was the only available working communication in the remote area.”

People online were moved by Blake’s kind gesture.

Positive comments flooded in on the photo of him and Staff Sergeant Morgan that was shared.

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Truly, war veterans are deserving of honor for the invaluable sacrifices they make for the nation.

Staff Sergeant Morgan is one incredible man.

We are happy that people like Blake Shelton are showing people how important it is to take time to thank these brave men and women.

Hear Blake’s Salute to the Troops in the video below!

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By Caryl Jane Espiritu
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Caryl Jane Espiritu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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