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Fort Hood hero to host Wounded Warriors benefit this weekend

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 13:12:23-04

Major Patrick Miller, who helped protect his comrades after he was shot in the 2014 shooting spree at Fort Hood, is back home in Western New York to do what he does so well - give back to others. 

The Allegany County native is hosting his second annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert Saturday at the Allegany Firemen's Park and Parade Grounds.

Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with the first act getting underway around 4:30 p.m. 

Dylan Scott will headline this year's concert. He is best known for his chart topping hit "My Girl", which climbed to number one on the Country Airplay chart last year. A a mix of local and national country bands will also take to the stage.

Tickets are $22 presale or $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets through Ticketfly or local bars and restaurants. Children 12 and younger are free.

Autographed Jim Kelly jerseys will be available for sale as well, along with other Bills and Sabres memorabilia.

Last year, the benefit concert raised more than $22,000. All the proceeds go to support the Fisher House and Homes For Our Troops Foundation.

Miller, an Iraq veteran, was sitting in an office at Fort Hood in April 2014 when he heard gunfire and ran toward the danger. He was shot two inches below his heart. While wounded, Major Miller put pressure on his own wound while moving soldiers behind a door to safety. 

 

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