11/08/2011 02:06 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2012

Anthony Tedesco, YouTube Star, Donates Song Proceeds To Troops


Native New Yorker Anthony Tedesco has become an overnight Youtube sensation with the release of his single "Long Until Gone."

The video, filmed in Long Island, N.Y., tells the story of an army officer returning to his family, and a wounded veteran. It has more than 1.2 million views, and the numbers are still growing.

Tedesco plans to donate a portion of the proceeds from his new album to Treat Any Soldier, an organization that sends care packages to soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The musician has a personal history with military service -- his uncle served in the Vietnam War, while his grandfather is a WWII veteran, according to his YouTube page.