WATCH: Gay Soldier Invites Katy Perry to Ranger Ball

By: Brandon Voss

Army ranger Ken Yasger has invited Katy Perry to be his date to the upcoming Ranger Ball via YouTube.

“Katy, you’re an inspiration to me in a lot of ways,” he says, explaining that he’s the first openly gay ranger in his unit. "Your music really helped me get through it."

Ken singles out the song “Wide Awake” for helping to start his day, but he admits that the other rangers in his unit would tease him for listening to the gay-friendly pop star's music constantly — and talking about her, and reading books about her, etc. He's a hardcore Katycat, people.

He knows it’s late notice — the event is only two weeks away — but hey, can’t blame a guy for trying.

Check out the invitation below.