Ft. Benning soldier competes in "Operation Rising Star"

Ft. Benning soldier competes in "Operation Rising Star"

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Fort Benning Soldier needs your help as he competes to win season 10 of "Operation Rising Star," the military's version of "American Idol."

All you have to do to push SPC Johnny Vargas to the top is


We talked to him Tuesday via Skype and he tells us he needs your support and thanks everyone at Fort Benning especially for letting him compete during a training cycle.

"I want to say thank you just to the whole post, but specifically 315 Cav on Kelly hill assassin troop just thanks for all the love and support you've given me," Vargas said. 

He says you should vote for him because, "I've been working very hard just all year with music and I really, I'm not taking this opportunity for granted at all. It's definitely a blessing and I try to stay as humble as possible, but at the same time I'm putting my 100 percent in it and I'm reaching out for support."

Singer and songwriter Johnny Vargas says he's been doing music his whole life and started writing music 10 years ago. 

He is originally from Los Angeles but now calls Fort Benning home.

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