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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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To: AmericanMade1776

That is one AWESOME song and video! I get teary everytime I hear that song!


51 posted on 12/14/2004 8:36:43 AM PST by beachn4fun (No tagline was hurt in making of this post!)
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To: Irish Eyes

My father died April 18th just 6 weeks short of his 90th birthday. I DOES still hurt and it ALWAYS will. May his soul rest in peace and may your memories of him eventually bring a smile along with that forever little tear. God bless.


52 posted on 12/14/2004 8:41:03 AM PST by cubreporter
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Baton Rouge Kat Country has been notified. Wilco


53 posted on 12/14/2004 9:02:42 AM PST by panzer1 (In His Grip)
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To: patriciaruth

Thank you for the ping .. My Local Philly TV News reported on Spc. Mahlenbrock last night .. They said he had a 10 week old daughter

Prayers for Spc. Mahlenbrock and his family

God Bless and thank you for your brave service to our country


54 posted on 12/14/2004 9:33:15 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: patriciaruth

Bump!


55 posted on 12/14/2004 9:41:45 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: katkin

bttt


56 posted on 12/14/2004 9:43:03 AM PST by CONSERVE
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To: Phsstpok
Here is report from my local news about Spc. Mahlenbrock

Fallen Marine Remembered

57 posted on 12/14/2004 9:44:12 AM PST by Mo1 (Should be called Oil for Fraud and not Oil for Food)
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To: CONSERVE; Jemian

bttt


58 posted on 12/14/2004 9:55:09 AM PST by lysie
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To: Diva Betsy Ross; AmericanMade1776
Bless your heart, Diva. I am listening now at the office, looking at this soldier's picture with tears literally streaming down my face, but for once I don't care if anybody sees me. Thanks, AmericanMade for the lyrics.

Cordially,

59 posted on 12/14/2004 10:10:27 AM PST by Diamond
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To: Phsstpok
Answer to Toby Keith performing.

http://www.blackfive.net/main/2004/12/warriors_last_r_1.html

December 14, 2004
Warrior's Last Request - Update
Thanks to many of you, but especially those amazing people at Soldiers' Angels, things are rolling in order to fulfill Specialist Mahlenbrock's last request.

Apparently, there are two months per year when Toby Keith spends all of his time with his family. He never violates this rule. So, he won't appear at the funeral to play "American Soldier".

However, he is going to cut a special CD from his home today dedicating the song to Mahlenbrock! He said that he was touched by the Soldier's request.

He's going to get the CD with the dedication cut in time to send to the funeral.

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 business in my suit
Yeah, I'm dressed up for success
From my head down to my boots

I don't do it for the money
There's 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 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 line
Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I'm an American soldier

Yeah, 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 line
So Sleep in peace tonight
American soldier, I'm an American
An American, an American soldier

And a hearty thank you to G. Gordon Liddy for helping us fulfill the last request of this American Soldier.

And to Diane K., THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Keep calling and emailing radio stations - David's family and friends are asking radio stations to play Toby Keith's "American Soldier" on the 15th at 1pm EST with a dedication to Specialist David Mahlenbrock.

Your attention to this request is acheiving amazing results. YOU PEOPLE ROCK!!!

Thank you.
60 posted on 12/14/2004 11:12:12 AM PST by FloridianBushFan (Merry Christmas , God Bless our Troops and President Bush)
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Army Spc. David P. Mahlenbrock, 20, of Maple Shade, N.J.; assigned to the 65th Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; killed Dec. 3 when an improvised explosive device detonated as he was clearing a route in Kirkuk, Iraq.

from www.militarycity.com/honor/valor


61 posted on 12/14/2004 12:21:47 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: katkin

Just got through to the station in Memphis. KIX 106 is participating.

God Bless America and these brave men and women.


62 posted on 12/14/2004 3:35:31 PM PST by Phsstpok (Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform - Mark Twain)
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To: katkin

Rush Limbaugh would probably play it for the family.


63 posted on 12/14/2004 3:39:17 PM PST by FranApple (God Bless President G. W. Bush and Lord Help America to Unite in 2004, God Protect our Troops)
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To: All; AmericanMade1776
Thanks to you all for responding. I posted it on my blog (which has a few readers) and did what I could locally but I knew this was the best place to take a request of this sort. I haven't had much time to be on-line today or yesterday, so thanks for taking it and running with it!

AmericanMade1776,
My condolences, may your father-in-law rest in peace. Be assured I'll dedicate the song to him as well, in my heart.

64 posted on 12/14/2004 3:45:11 PM PST by katkin
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To: AmericanMade1776

May your father in law rest in peace. He was a true American Hero. May God comfort you and your family.


65 posted on 12/14/2004 3:47:56 PM PST by ladyinred (Congratulations President Bush! Four more years!)
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To: katkin

Thank you Katkin.


66 posted on 12/14/2004 4:43:40 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: ladyinred

Thank you too ladyinred.


67 posted on 12/14/2004 4:44:40 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 (Merry "Christ"mas Liberals!)
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To: Don Simmons
This American Soldier will proudly represent Free Republic as Specialist David Mahlenbrock is laid to rest in our hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetary.

Well done, Soldier.

68 posted on 12/14/2004 6:20:05 PM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: FloridianBushFan

Thanks much for the update.


69 posted on 12/14/2004 6:21:53 PM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: All

Morning bump for a hero.


70 posted on 12/15/2004 4:16:49 AM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: katkin

I have mine in the CD player ready to go. It's now 10:31am Colorado Time. Listening to Rush and at 11am my time, I will push the button to play American Soldier while I say a prayer for this brave young man. God bless his soul and God bless America.


71 posted on 12/15/2004 9:32:14 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: katkin; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alabama_Wild_Man; ...

FYI ping!!! Urgent, immediate attention needed!!


72 posted on 12/15/2004 9:53:02 AM PST by trussell (I Never Frown, even when I am sad,because I never know who is falling in love with my Smile!!!)
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To: katkin

Specialist David Mahlenbrock's final request has been honored by 99.5 The Wolf in Dallas, Texas. Rest in peace Sir. God bless you and your family and prayers for them all.


73 posted on 12/15/2004 10:11:02 AM PST by Donaeus (SUPPORT THE USO)
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To: katkin

I did it. I played my American Soldier CD at 11am which was 1pm Eastern time and said a prayer for this brave hero. God bless him and his family. He will be missed so much by them. They were all lucky to have each other in their lives. I take that back...not lucky...they were blessed. Rest in peace, Marine.


74 posted on 12/15/2004 1:33:16 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: nutmeg

place put me on your ping list


75 posted on 12/15/2004 8:29:22 PM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kgs:19:18: Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal)
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To: katkin

I have been away all day and didn't know about this, sorry I missed it.

I will include this fallen hero's family in my prayers.

God Bless Them All!


76 posted on 12/15/2004 8:57:40 PM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kgs:19:18: Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal)
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To: rotundusmaximus

I've added you to my Miscellaneous ping list as you requested.


77 posted on 12/15/2004 11:19:01 PM PST by nutmeg ("Let the UN investigate itself." - Juan Williams (Fox News) 12/10/04)
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To: nutmeg

thanks!


78 posted on 12/15/2004 11:34:27 PM PST by rotundusmaximus (1Kgs:19:18: Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal)
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