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Brantley Gilbert Stands with His Military Family on Memorial Day

Image courtesy of Valory (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Valory (via ABC News Radio)

Brantley Gilbert comes from a military family, and he almost joined those ranks a few years ago.  He says, "That was actually an option or an idea for me when I was kinda in limbo what I was gonna do with my life."

Though Brantley went on to become a country star, he does have cousins who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Brantley will be thinking of his cousins and some of their fallen friends this Memorial Day.

Brantley says, "My cousin Josh actually lost his best friend in Kirkuk City, Iraq, so I know that day’s heavy for him.  And it is for all the members of my family that have been in the military.  It definitely means a lot to me, not just because my family’s involved in it, because of what our military stands for."

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