Mat Best signing

Mat Best, left, a U.S. Army veteran, entreprenuer, author and YouTube sensation, autographs his book, "Thank You for My Service," for Army Staff Sgt. Alexis Tejedor at the Clear Creek Exchange on Fort Hood on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019.

FORT HOOD — Around 600 soldiers, veterans and their families descended on the Clear Creek Exchange on Fort Hood on Saturday to meet YouTube phenomenon and entrepreneur Mat Best.

Best, a U.S. Army veteran who served four years with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, stopped by Fort Hood on the last leg of his book-signing tour for his new book, “Thank You for My Service.” The book is a humorous personal memoir about his time in the Army, serving as a military contractor, becoming a YouTube sensation and co-founding three companies — Black Rifle Coffee, Leadslingers Whiskey and Article 15 Clothing. | 254-501-7554

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