Local Guardsman to be KISS 'Roadie'


A Stateline area National Guardsman will be honored as 'Roadie for a Day' for the rock band KISS during their concert Saturday.

Sergeant Jim Leffel will not only help set up equipment for the Saturday concert at the BMO Harris Bank Center, but will be able to enjoy the concert backstage and meet members of the iconic rock and roll band.

The 'Roadie for a Day' program is meant to highlight the 'Hiring Our Heroes' program, which helps find jobs for veterans and their families.  During the concert, KISS will also present a $150,000 check to the program.

"KISS is stepping up to the plate and they're getting the message of  military hiring and veteran hiring out there and they're hiring the heroes of the military and national guard across the country," Jack Norton of 'Hiring Our Heroes' tells 'Eyewitness News'.

Rockford-area veterans can also get discounted tickets to the Saturday night show.  To apply, a veteran or service member just needs to sign up as a Vet Tix member at www.vettix.org.


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