Country music star Brantley Gilbert has been given his share of awards. But what he just received from a wounded warrior definitely tops them all.

Staff Sgt. Justin Patterson, who served five tours of duty in Iraq as an Army sniper, recently thanked Gilbert for raising awareness about the issues veterans face by giving the musician an amazing gift: his first Purple Heart.

Patterson explained on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that he was on a Wounded Warriors Project motorcycle ride called Project Odyssey, which aimed to call attention to vets suffering from PTSD.

At the last minute, the ride organizers said they had a VIP guest who was going to join the vets. That VIP was Gilbert.

Patterson was so touched by Gilbert coming along for the ride and doing his part to help our nation's heroes that he decided to give him the priceless gift.

"What you are doing for us, you have no idea what that’s doing for us soldiers. I don’t know any other way to thank you," Patterson said to Gilbert in a moving video that has quickly gone viral.

Gilbert had a special message for Patterson this morning on "Fox and Friends Weekend." He said that although he can never pay Patterson back for his service and his gift, he did have something to offer: two tickets to the 2015 CMT Music Awards!

Watch the moving "Fox and Friends Weekend" clip above and see the original video of Patterson's gift below.


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