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Posted on 05/11/2003 2:53:59 AM PDT by kattracks
VALLEY CENTER, Kan. - This time, he didn't annoy the audience.
Former POW Pfc. Patrick Miller, who tormented his Iraqi captors by belting out "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue," sang the song yesterday with country star Toby Keith.
During his homecoming, Miller was prodded into singing the Keith tune. But he blinked back tears when the singer emerged.
Keith had been invited to celebrate Miller's return. The soldier was one of seven American POWs rescued last month.
"After finding out he was singing 'the Red White and Blue' to the Iraqis - how can you say no?" Keith said.
The Associated Press
TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Kansas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: patrickmiller; tobykeith; welcomehome
posted on 05/11/2003 2:53:59 AM PDT
What a great story. Keith is a class act.
posted on 05/11/2003 3:03:45 AM PDT
Don't ya just love Americans?
Toby Keith is just a great American. I think its so cool that he took the time out for one of our POWs.
Toby is probably the biggest country star out there now. He can command big $$$ for his appearances...so taking the time out really was huge by him
And.....although Toby has that kinda roughneck, rowdy, bar-brawling image....he is really a decent family man......married to the same lady for over 20 yrs.....lives still in Oklahoma instead of Nashville...and takes the time out for our troops. With all his success and wealth...he hasnt forgotten his core values
posted on 05/11/2003 5:02:11 AM PDT
(We Buy No French Wine Because Of French Whine)
Great! Way to go Toby.
posted on 05/11/2003 3:49:03 PM PDT
I had bought my Dixie Chicks concert tickets before Natalie Maines made her personal attack on President Bush while on stage in England. (My waste of $66 dollars, I know) I went to the Kansas City, Missouri concert last night and although I enjoyed their music, and used to buy their CD's, the times they did talk, I did not enjoy their, in my opinion, anti-Bush remarks. While introducting the band, they said, "Some of them even like Bush!" and they made mention of "the last 2 months". When they played a song from their HOME a;bum, the one which says, "Swing me, way down South," they introduced it along with a vidoe/photos of various 'liberal' images and said they "understood every word of the song now after the last 2 months." Some of the images in the photos on screen were: abortion rights marches, gay rights marches, a photo of a sign saying 'ban the Beatles' and photos of Beatles albums being smashed, then Chicks CD's being smashed, and every so often written messages appeared like "TRUTH", "SHUT UP" and various other words. Not one time during the concert did I hear them thank the members of our armed forces for the brilliant job and sacrifice they gave in the last 2 months. Then, to top it off, the blonde haired Chick (not Natalie), I think Marty, was wearing a tee shirt during the concert which read: FREE NATALIE (A take on the FREE WILLIE movie, I guess). I could not read the back of her shirt, and I could not read what was on Natalie's shirt. They also thanked the fans for the applause and said something to the effect that they "always knew their REAL fans would come back." In the meantime, before I left for the concert, on the 6pm local Kansas City news I saw the story about Toby Keith appearing in the football stadium and singing with the former POW. It was a class act for Toby to appear. Also, the soldier sure did a great thing singing this while held captive to annoy his captors! I can't remember all of what was said at the Chicks concert, but this is my opinion and is as accurate as I can remember!
posted on 05/11/2003 4:09:29 PM PDT
(Dixie Chicks vs. Toby Keith)
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