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Gunnery Sergeant Samuel Deeds, of Erlanger, Ky., is a retired Marine whose selfless actions saved the lives of fellow Marines in Iraq. In 2005, Deeds came across an improvised explosive device (IED) while setting up a vehicle checkpoint. When he saw two fellow marines approaching, Deeds exposed himself to the IED to warn them. He was severely injured, undergoing 30 surgeries and procedures since then, and has received a Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Purple Heart, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. In 2008, Deeds' also saved the lives of three people caught in a rip tide off the North Carolina shore. After being nominated for Crown Royal's "Your Hero's Name Here" program by wife April, Deeds was announced the 2013 program winner during a special ceremony in Erlanger. He Reigned On during the race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, meeting drivers and participating in VIP experiences before handing the trophy bearing his name to Ryan Newman in Victory Lane.