NASHVILLE, TN (May 23, 2013) - Country stars, Montgomery Gentry, in response to the recent tragedies that have unfolded in the United States, want to help inspire hope and positivity in America by celebrating and recognizing the many heroes of our great nation.  Eddie and Troy, long-time supporters of our military, first-responders, leaders, teachers, and unspoken everyday champions, are giving their fans a chance to submit stories and nominate their personal hero.  Select stories will be featured on and American Heroes will be chosen to receive concert tickets, meet & greet passes and to mingle with Montgomery Gentry at each of their concert stops this summer. 
“We got an email from our fan club, “The Underground,” recently,” stated Troy Gentry.  “All he wanted was to take his son to one of our shows because of how much he had helped his family through some difficult times. He kept calling him his hero.  And then Boston happened, and Texas and now Oklahoma and we keep seeing these people stepping up to help and we think those people need to be celebrated.”
“We’ve toured so much throughout our career and have been blessed to be able to meet so many great people and fans out there,” added Eddie Montgomery. “Celebrating American Heroes is the least we can do to give back.”
To nominate your hero, simply submit a letter explaining why your hero should be recognized and post your entry via and help Montgomery Gentry celebrate your American Heroes!
- - - A portion of the proceeds from the 150th Gettysburg Country Music Tribute - "Thunder in the Sky" will be donated to this great scholarship! - - - 

We are pleased to announce that Jason Altman of Gettysburg High School graduating class of 2013 has been chosen as the recipient of the 7th  annual Sergeant  Jonathan Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award.  Jason will be attending Penn State University, Mount Alto Campus and majoring in aerospace engineering.  He will be attending ROTC classes until he transfers to the Main Campus and enrolls in the Air Force ROTC.

Jason  will receive a monetary award of $ 2,000.00 as well as a  specially designed Scholarship of Honor Medal.

The prestigious Scholarship of Honor Award is named in honor of Sergeant  Eric McColley. Eric graduated from Gettysburg High School in 2000 and entered the United States Marine Corps. He had served over 5 years when  he , 7 other Marines and 2 Airmen were tragically killed in a helicopter accident off the coast of Africa while performing counter terrorism exercises.

With the help of the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation and the generosity of the people of Gettysburg, the Sergeant Jonathan Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award was endowed in 2006. This prestigious award is presented each year to an exceptional Gettysburg High graduate who plans to continue in Eric’s footsteps by serving their Country and community. In this way, Eric’s memory and sacrifice to our Country will be remembered through the aspirations and actions of  each year’s recipient.

We congratulate Jason and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

For information or further details please contact Stan Clark at 717-337-1728 or

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