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A soldier's last request.
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Posted on 12/13/2004 5:30:52 PM PST by katkin

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He wanted Toby Keith?s "American Soldier" played at his funeral. His family would like that song played country-wide at 1pm EST on December 15th. All we have to do is get on the phone.
1 posted on 12/13/2004 5:30:52 PM PST by katkin
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To: katkin

On December 15, 2004, at one EST, My Father in law will be buried. He was 89 years old,his decorations include, Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Stars, Legion of Merit, Bronze Stars, Presidential Distinguished Unit Citation. He was a veteran of WWII, Korean and Vietnam. It would please me, to hear the sounds of "American Solider" humming in the background somewhere, while my Father-in-Law, a retired colonel is laid to rest with a military funeral also.


2 posted on 12/13/2004 5:35:19 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: katkin

I'm just trying to be a father,
Raise a daughter and a son,
Be a lover to their mother,
Everything to everyone.

Up and at 'em bright and early,
I'm all in my business suit,
Yeah, I'm dressed for success
from my head down to my boots,
I don't do it for money,
there's still bills that I can't pay,
I don't do it for the glory,
I just do it anyway,
Providing for our future's my responsibility

Yeah I'm real good under pressure,
being all that I can be,
And I can't call in sick on Mondays
when the weekends been too strong,
I just work straight through the holidays,
And sometimes all night long.

You can bet that I stand ready
when the wolf growls at the door,
Hey, I'm solid, hey I'm steady,
hey I'm true down to the core,
And I will always do my duty,
no matter what the price,
I've counted up the cost,
I know the sacrifice,

Oh, and I don't want to die for you,
But if dyin's asked of me,
I'll bear that cross with an honor,
'Cause freedom don't come free.

I'm an american soldier, an american,
Beside my brothers and my sisters
I will proudly take a stand,
When liberty's in jeopardy
I will always do what's right,
I'm out here on the front lines,
sleep in peace tonight.
American soldier, I'm an American,
An American,
An American Soldier.


3 posted on 12/13/2004 5:38:17 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: katkin; AmericanMade1776

I'll definitely call my radio stations, and have them play it...they will be proud to do it!!


4 posted on 12/13/2004 5:41:12 PM PST by Ros42
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To: Ros42

Maybe sometime tomorrow, I can call the local radio stations here too, I know they would not mind playing it also.


5 posted on 12/13/2004 5:42:27 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

I'm so sorry to hear about your father in law! :( A true hero, and may he rest in peace! Prayers for you and your family!!


6 posted on 12/13/2004 5:46:08 PM PST by Ros42
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To: AmericanMade1776

I have KOGO, home of Roger Hedgecock (fill in for Rush). I'm sure he'll be happy to play it. I'll forward this to him and place a call.


7 posted on 12/13/2004 5:48:03 PM PST by CAluvdubya (From the RED part of California)
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To: Ros42

Thank you Ros42, we sure could use some!


8 posted on 12/13/2004 5:58:36 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: AmericanMade1776
Thank you Specialist David Mahlenbrock- Godspeed.

AMERICAN SOLDIER LISTEN HERE

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9 posted on 12/13/2004 6:12:44 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (I am not NOT PC.. And Proud of it!: Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!)
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Just sent an email to Mike Scott, DJ from 10-3 at WYCD in Detroit. Anyone else from the "D", his email address is mscott2@cbs.com Hope they play it.
10 posted on 12/13/2004 6:24:50 PM PST by TheRake (Go Blue)
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To: Ros42

Sending your family prayers. My father died Nov. 2 at 87 years old. It still hurts.


11 posted on 12/13/2004 6:26:51 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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12 posted on 12/13/2004 6:31:05 PM PST by nutmeg ("Let the UN investigate itself." - Juan Williams (Fox News) 12/10/04)
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To: Irish Eyes

The Greatest Generation....our ...parents....we were blessed. hugs!


13 posted on 12/13/2004 6:37:32 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Listening to the song now ...:-).


14 posted on 12/13/2004 6:38:34 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: katkin

I will notify Q95 WQTE 95.3 FM in Adrian MI. in the AM.


15 posted on 12/13/2004 6:43:35 PM PST by TMSuchman (American by birth,rebel by choice, MARINE BY GOD!)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Thanks for the hug... Will do my best to spread the word of this brave soldier's last request. "American Solider" is a good one.


16 posted on 12/13/2004 6:44:53 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: katkin

I have notified AM 1600 KCKK in Denver and asked them to fulfill Davids request.


17 posted on 12/13/2004 7:08:36 PM PST by Pylot
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To: Pylot

I have notified The Wolf 99.5 in Dallas.

Will update tomorrow. I will also notify 96.3 and 95.6

John


18 posted on 12/13/2004 7:16:20 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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To: Pylot

Ping - -


19 posted on 12/13/2004 7:19:42 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: Twinkie

Ping


20 posted on 12/13/2004 7:23:38 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Lead...follow...or get the HELL out of the way!)
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