Skip to comments.Shout Out to Hotmetal!
Posted on 05/22/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT by waterhill
Give a shoutout/p.m. to Hotmetal(a FReeper in Afganistan). He needs us right now. Its lonely and desolate over there. Please p.m. or leave a note here. Sorry, brotherman, but I had to let everyone know. We got your back. I posted this for you and all your buds.
Hey dude, we love you! At least me and Carrie do!
Come home safe, brotherman!
My offer stands forever! Prayers up, Soldier! God Speed.
I would appreciate a 'howdy' to Hotmetal from y'all Freepers, and so would he.
A grateful thank you to Hotmetal and his fellow soldiers. God bless you for your sacrifice!
Thanks for all you do, guys! We wouldn’t have America if weren’t for guys like you. So, chin up, pray you are healthy, well, safe and sound.
Will be talking to ya stateside soon!
Climb to Glory!
Prayers up and runnin’.
September is right around the corner, dude!
Hey, If y’all would post the replies to “Hotmetal” I and he would appreciate it.....
What a thoughtful post for you to put up. waterhill!
My prayers are sent daily for the safety of all our troops in harm’s way.
Waterhill: Thanks for taking time to post this and allow us an opportunity to brighten a soldier’s day!
Hotmetal: I hope this reaches you well! You hang tough out there and come home safe - we all want that. My son just got back from Iraq/Kuwait and I can’t get enough of seeing him. You take care, be well and take some solace in the fact that there are countless people here in the USA that appreciate everything you do for us. Godspeed to you!
nuts, sorry I didn’t ping you to my previous post...
H/M you have an entire nation that prays for your comfort and safety!
And I am one of those people.
Hang in there.
If I can do anything, please FReepmail me.
Thanks to you and all in the service for all you do. You have my prayers for your safe return home.
Thanks to you Hotmetal and all in the service for all you do. You have my prayers for your safe return home.
No big deal on my part, I just ask that you adress Hotmetal in this thread instead of me. He is a FReeper who has given alot more than most of us. He deserves our thanks and respect. So please pm or post to Hotmetal, and not me.
From this father of a U.S. Army Soldier who has two tours under his belt, I send my heartfelt thank-you to you, Hotmetal, for your service and sacrifices for the benefit of those of us here at home. I’m not sure which branch you’re serving with, but you should know that you have many FReepers who support you and your mission. Situational Awareness always.
May God Bless each and every one of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service.
Hotmetal, I pray you the patience of Job! IN JESUS' NAME! If you need something and I can send it, send me a Freepmail. It will be done.
Godspeed to you guys getting your butts home in one piece. (Muy Pronto!) I'm thinking that we're going to need y'all here pretty soon.
To the millions of tit-suckers, whiners and crybabies back here stateside I say:
Hey there, fellow Freeper! :D
I can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through and what it must be like over there but please know how much I appreciate what you’re doing and what you sacrifice to do it. Don’t think for one moment you’ve been forgotten!
How about a laugh at my expense? Would that help?
Okay, so I got the bright idea I would learn to drive a dump truck. Seemed like a good skill to have and the thing just sits there most of the time. Visions of hauling my own gravel danced in my head!
So, it has that split shift thingy (the manufacturer probably calls it something else...), you know, with the high side and low side? Heck, I dunno, maybe they all have that... it’s my first dump truck experience.
Now, I pride myself on my ability to pretty much drive anything if someone will walk me through it. I’m kind of like Rainman that way.
So, I get my walk-through from someone with the proper appendage and I’m pumped to get started. Trucker hat? Check. Window rolled down so I can do that truck driver wave ahead thing he does in “Duel”? Check.
And I’m off! Take the county road for about two miles out practicing switching back and forth between both sides. I am sooo kicking butt at this! Turn around and drive the two miles back still practicing. I’m on a roll! Pshaw! What’s all the fuss? This isn’t hard at all!
As I triumphantly make my return, I practice saying, “Aw, shucks, tweren’t nothin”. Made me sort of wish I chewed so I could spit some bakky right after I said it.
However, I did notice a slight smell as I pulled back in. Okay, it wasn’t slight, it was downright permeating. That’s when the person with the proper appendage pointed out I’d just driven four miles in a dump truck with the emergency brake on.
Just try to think about the brunettes at home you’re protecting instead...
Big hugs and lots of prayers to you!
This thread is for you!
Hey Hotmetal if you need anything from Hollyweird let me know.