(KMOV.com) Katy Perry's song "Wide Awake" helped local openly gay Army Ranger Ken Yasger in his coming out experience. To thank her he has requested that she be his date to the Ranger Ball.
Yasger, who is a graduate of Triad High School in Troy, Ill., says that Perry's music helps him to "be in a great mood" during the day. Yasger also states that while he was overseas he listened to her music and read books about Perry to help him throughout the deployment.
At the end of the YouTube video Yasger formally invites Perry by saying:
"Katherine Elizabeth Hudson, I would like to formally invite you to the Ranger Ball, again, Oct. 10, 2013. Katy Perry, will you please go to the Ranger Ball with me?"
Perry would join Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake who accepted past invitations to attend the Marine Corps Ball.