Justin Moore has been involved in Crown Royal’s Your Hero’s Name Here program for the past three years, and he’s proud to announce this year’s winner is Green Beret John Wayne Walding. As a result, the soldier’s name will be included in the title of next month’s NASCAR race, Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.
During Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, Justin presented John Wayne Walding with a custom-made Gibson guitar with the official race logo bearing Walding’s name on it. Says Justin, “We’ve had the opportunity to meet so many amazing heroes over the years and are looking forward to honoring John Wayne at the Brickyard this summer.”
John Wayne Walding is an Army veteran with 12 years of service, including tours in the Middle East. In 2008, he was involved in a fire fight and lost the lower part of his leg. Since then, Walding has gone on to graduate from Special Forces Sniper School and complete the Army 20 miler on foot. He also completed the 2009 Boston Marathon using a hand cycle within a year of losing his leg.
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