26 CCM 26 CCM It’s safe to say that Meredith Melcher, Daniel Jens, David Clemo and Ron Henry never saw the standing ovation coming—at least, not for their first live performance, but it didn’t take long for the vocal quartet made up of former combat veterans—aptly known as 4Troops—to pick up on the inspiration and hope their words and songs provide for audiences nationwide. “When we did Walmart, it was our first ever gig. Ron had a spot where he said that we’re all combat Freedom Sings Freedom Sings From the battlefield to performance halls, these four troops are making music, providing hope and celebrating those service men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. by Matt Conner