NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday night, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced it’s paid off the mortgages on homes of country singer turned police officer Jeff Carson and five Gold Star families. The announcement was made during the Foundation’s Never Forget Concert at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, which featured performances by Old Dominion, Brantley Gilbert, Darryl Worley and Willie Shaw. Nearly 750 first responder and military families attended the invite-only concert.
Following a patriotic parade down Broadway, Tunnel to Towers President and CEO Frank Siller kicked off the concert by announcing the Foundation paid off the Carson family’s mortgage. Carson was an award-winning country singer and songwriter. He later became a police officer in Franklin, TN. In March 2022, Carson died of a heart attack. The Carson family attended the concert to accept the Foundation’s gift.
“Thank you all for being here this evening. I think we thought we were just being invited. Jeff just would’ve never believed all of this. There has been so much happening in these last few weeks and we’re just so thankful, we’re grateful,” said Carson’s wife, Kim.
Tunnel to Towers also announced it paid off the mortgages on the Tennessee homes of five fallen military heroes.
U.S. Army SPC Russell Shane Hercules Jr. was killed serving in Afghanistan in 2009. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart for his bravery and courageous deeds. He was just 22 years old and left behind his wife Victoria, his two children and two stepchildren.
U.S. Army SGT Louie Ramos died in May 2011 from injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his unit in Afghanistan. Ramos received several awards while serving, including the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Air Assault Badge, and the…