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Published: 2012/05/26

G. Love to Perform at National Memorial Day Parade

Sgt. Mike Wilson and G. Love backstage at a G. Love/Jack Johnson show

G. Love will perform at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC on May 28 to honor U.S. military veterans.
The performance comes after G. Love received word that Sgt. Mike Wilson was suffering from emotional challenges and was also one of his biggest fans. In hopes that he would inspire the marine to stay strong, G. Love sent him a video message containing a song called “Come Back to Me” (watch the video below). Sgt. Wilson was later traveling in a vehicle struck by an IED and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Since his return to the United States, Sgt. Wilson has been discharged from the Marines, has completed his first year with honors at Georgetown University and is currently on special assignment in Afghanistan.

G. Love will perform his hit song “Peace, Love and Happiness” live at the parade as supporters gather to remember and tell stories honoring veterans and those who continue to serve. Other performers include American Idol winner Kris Allen and the Voice contestant and former Air Force band vocalist Angie Johnson.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Wordem May 26, 2012, 18:00:59

So he’s been discharged from the Marines, but is on special assignment in Afghanistan? releasing classifieds yo.

Daren Criswell May 27, 2012, 10:01:08

What if (special assignment) means he got a job to do correspondence and/or consulting for a news corporation or security firm? Wordem, cut some slack bro!

Intheknow May 29, 2012, 14:33:44

Sgt. Wilson received a Purple Heart, completed successful treatment for his injuries and is on a civilian assignment so all good!

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