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Blake Shelton Promises Handshake to Iraq War Vet

Country stars get literally hundreds of Twitter requests a day asking for retweets, greetings, meetings and more, making it nearly impossible to respond to them all. But one caught Blake Shelton's attention, and it's a big one!

Yesterday (Jan. 29), Blake received a tweet from a follower asking him to read a piece from Evansville, Ind., TriState Home Page about Iraq vet Brendon Marrocco. Brendon had been injured when his vehicle was bombed, rendering him a quadruple amputee. Recently, the soldier underwent a double-arm transplant and said that the first person he wanted to shake hands with was . . . Blake.

Blake has not only responded that he will make it happen, but has also tweeted Brendon directly, writing, "Hey Brendon. I can't wait to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud. You my brother."

Early in the week, Blake fell from grace for comments he made about the state of country music, even raising the ire of the iconic Ray Price. Blake has since apologized and refined his statement and the small riff between the two has been dissolved.


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