Lee Brice paid tribute to U.S. Air Force Major Troy Lee Gilbert on Monday (12/19) during Gilbert’s full military honors funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington DC. During a private chapel service held at the nearby Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Brice delivered a moving rendition of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” in honor of the fallen soldier. Gilbert was laid to rest 10 years after his F-16 fighter jet crashed while he protected U.S. ground troops in Iraq.
· Among the family members in attendance at the service was Troy’s wife, Ginger Gilbert Ravella, whom Brice met at a Folds of Honor event in 2015.
Lee says, “I’m grateful for Troy’s sacrifice and I admire Ginger and her family for their sacrifice, also. I can’t imagine what they went through and I’m honored to have been a part of this special moment with this incredibly strong family.”