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Contact: Kristy Krüger
Web site: www.kristykruger.com
TEXAN SINGER/SONGWRITER HONORS
HER FALLEN SOLDIER IN ALL 50 STATES
Lieutenant Colonel's Sister Performs Throughout the
United States in Her Brother's Memory
FEBRUARY, 9, 2007, (DALLAS, TX) – Singer/Songwriter
Kristy Kruger has launched a 50-state tour of the United States
to honor her brother, Texan soldier Lt. Col. Eric Kruger who
was killed in Iraq, Nov. 2, 2006. A graduate of Southern Methodist
University, Lt. Col. Kruger was on his third tour of duty
in the Middle East when an improvised explosive device detonated
near his vehicle on only his second day in Baghdad. He was
based in Fort Carson, Colorado, and only eighteen officers
of his ranking or higher have been killed in the war.
Lt. Col. Kruger received his commission in 1988 and joined
active duty service in 1989 upon graduation. During his 18
years of military service, he received numerous awards, and
served in Korea, Bahrain, Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq. His
memorial concerts will include a musical performance by his
younger sister, Dallas songstress, Kristy Krüger, who
will spend the next year performing throughout the United
States in her brother's honor, ending in his hometown of Dallas
next year on his 42nd birthday. Los Angeles songwriter Leslie
Stevens of Leslie and the Badgers, joins Kristy for the first
stretch of the tour. Half of the tours profits will be donated
to the memorial fund for Liet. Col. Eric Kruger's four children.
Ms. Krüger came up with the idea to host a memorial
concert in Dallas on her brother's birthday while at his funeral
in Arlington National Cemetery, where he was laid to rest
with his fellow soldiers. After gathering with family and
friends for this concert in Dallas, on what would have been
his 41st birthday, Ms. Krüger decided to perform in her
brother's name in every state in the Union . "He died
in the name of this country, so I'd like him to be remembered
in every state in this country," she said.
A staple in the Dallas acoustic scene, Ms. Krüger has
released four albums independently and was awarded the 2006
Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Female Vocalist. Her
latest release won the Independent Music Award for Americana
Album of the Year and the Dallas Morning News named it one
of the top 10 local releases of 2006. Ms.Krüger says
her brother's passion for the military was an inspiration
to her musically. "He loved the military the way I loved
music. When I think of what he'd want me to do with my life,"
she says, "I know he'd love for me to travel the world
and play music with the same passion he had for the army.
Since he died for America, I'd like to see the whole thing.
I'd like to see what he died for."
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