Ram asked for friends and family to nominate a military service-member for the National Ram Military Hero Contest. The winning service-member and the person who nominated them would win a trip to Las Vegas for the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards and would get to meet country music star Craig Morgan.
The 2012 honoree was Army Pfc. Brandon Sapp of the 1st Calvary Division from Fort Wood Texas, who was killed by a homemade bomb. For his service, he was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Good Conduct Medal. His father John accepted the National Ram Military Hero award on his behalf last month as part of the ACM Awards weekend events.
Both Craig Morgan and Ram have a long history of supporting the troops. Morgan was active duty in the Army’s 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions for ten years and served an additional nine years in the Reserves. He has also performed in nine USO tours and won the 2006 USO Merit Award. In a recent interview, he praised Ram’s strong commitment to the military, saying, “I think it’s so wonderful that a company like Ram Trucks who is such a great brand and so recognizable; for them to get behind something, that to me is more important than anything, and that’s to get behind the men and women that serve in our Armed Forces.”
At Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we want to encourage our readers to honor our military service-members all throughout the year as well as during Memorial Day weekend. You can keep up with the latest news, events, and incentives (including our Military Incentive Program) from Ram by bookmarking Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, liking Bayside on Facebook, and following Bayside on Twitter.