Chris Young Visits Minot Air Force Base

Chris Young Reunites With Buddy And Wounded Warrior.

Chris Young, through the help of Stars For Stripes and the Minot Exchange, had an opportunity to reunite with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley and spend some time with Airmen and their families at Minot Air Force Base for a CD signing last week. The special event took place prior to Young’s high-octane show at the North Dakota State Fair later that evening.

Lilley, a former member of Minot Air Force Base 5th Security Forces, was seriously wounded in Iraq in the spring of 2007. He accompanied Young on a tour to entertain the troops in 2009 for Great American Country’s TV Special “Stars For Stripes: Wounded Warriors Return.”

“It was awesome to see Scott again and always great to be around the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Young.

Young proudly serves as a board member of Stars For Stripes, a non-profit organization that provides entertainment to deployed U.S. military forces in remote areas.

2012 is still looking up for Young, in addition to burning up the road with Miranda Lambert and her “On Fire” tour, he recently landed his fifth consecutive #1 single and posted two RIAA certified Gold singles. His newest single, the title track to his recently released album NEON, is currently climbing the charts at country radio.

Photo: Scott Lilley and his family reunite with Chris Young
Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kristoffer

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