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Shout Out to Hotmetal!
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Posted on 05/22/2012 8:01:09 PM PDT by waterhill

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To: TheConservativeParty

How’s your day going?


101 posted on 05/23/2012 11:34:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: AdmSmith; Cap Huff; Coop; Dog; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ganeshpuri89; Boot Hill; Snapple; ...

Ping for a FReeper in Afghanistan.

Kick ass & stay safe Hotmetal.


102 posted on 05/23/2012 11:39:01 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: waterhill

Prayers Up for a Safe Return!!!


103 posted on 05/23/2012 12:10:00 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: waterhill

Hotmetal! Git ‘er done! Be careful out there—and all you guys come home safe!


104 posted on 05/23/2012 1:13:04 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Hotmetal

Keep your Kevlar on, your head down, and know that you are prayed for. If you make into the Dallas area after you rotate out, let me know — I think I may owe you a beer or six...


105 posted on 05/23/2012 1:21:55 PM PDT by L,TOWM (Write in Chuck Norris for POTUS and tell the power brokers to FOAD.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, I’m trying my best to not lose money in my business today. I’ve been making calls offering my products at ridiculous low prices. I run a wholesale greenhouse. In 2011, Obummer succeeded in making me have my first net loss. Thanks, Obummer. The crappy economy is making sales slow,and today I’ve had to discount what is left of my inventory to “cost”. I am still having trouble getting orders.

It has been nice to get a reality check on this thread, that even though Obummer has succeeded in putting another woman out of business, there are brave US military out there laying their lives on the line. I am not doing that. I am only battling the current anti-American usurper and praying that he leaves office in 2013. If he does not, I am closing my doors for good.

Anywho.....the day is going bad. It’s very frustrating to have nice product to sell and no customers. Time is short and soon there will be no demand at all. I have a week to sell and then the season is over.

So, short story long, my day sucks, but I know it is a tiny speck, a molecule, compared to being shot at in war.

Other than the 4 years of suffering under a usurping marxist muslim....everythings going great!

~~~s~~~


106 posted on 05/23/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: waterhill; Hotmetal; left that other site; 2ndDivisionVet; AmericanArchConservative; ...

And thanks for watching OUR backs.

We’ll keep you and your fellow soldiers in our prayers.

If there’s anything you need specific prayer for, send us a prayer request and we’ll get on it.


107 posted on 05/23/2012 1:47:08 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Hotmetal

Don’t feel obligated to respond to everyone. We understand that you’ve likely got more pressing thing son your mind.

And tell all your friends thanks, too.


108 posted on 05/23/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Hotmetal

God bless and God speed, Hotmetal.

If you see my nephew, Jim, tell him, Hey!

cold war vet


109 posted on 05/23/2012 2:09:57 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: Hotmetal

God speed and God bless you, soldier. May he watch over you and your buddies.

Thank you so much for your willingness to sacrifice so much for liberty. Please know that there are millions of us who appreciate your work.


110 posted on 05/23/2012 2:32:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Thank you for your service! May God bless you and your family.


111 posted on 05/23/2012 2:45:34 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Hotmetal

I don’t know if you are familiar with the FReeper Canteen. They are going to add you to the ‘prayers list’ on the “FReeper Canteen Sunday Chapel Thread”.


112 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:41 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: TheConservativeParty

I worked at a greenhouse as a kid in California.


113 posted on 05/23/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: SunkenCiv; Hotmetal
Thanks for the excellent ping, SC. Bleary-eyed last night I skimmed this title, and saw "Hotmeal," and thought it was another foodtruck thread, and passed.

Anyway, Hotmetal, 1000 thank-yous for your service to our country- keep your head down and spirits up. And remember that circumstances are temporary, and you'll be off to other locales before you realize what's happening. Meanwhile, I think Thursday night the Canteen girls throw their music thread for you. Stop by and check out all the great music and the more or less witty repartee.

114 posted on 05/23/2012 5:12:22 PM PDT by Dysart (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. -- Edmund Burke)
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To: waterhill

God bless you, Hotmetal. Your bravery and efforts do not go unnoticed around here.


115 posted on 05/23/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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Hi Hot Metal.

My family and I are always praying for the troops and I hope you get back home here safe and sound real soon.

Watch out for spiders, snakes, pukes, and characters of interest.

God bless you.

Cindy


116 posted on 05/23/2012 7:00:35 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So how’ve you been? I recall a prayer thread for you over the winter. Hope you’re doing better. I did scare up some business late today. Small miracle. Have a good evening!


117 posted on 05/23/2012 8:04:49 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: waterhill

Prayers Brother. Keep your head down, and get home in one piece.

Semper Fi.


118 posted on 05/23/2012 8:09:33 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Not too good, on both the financial and health fronts. This economy is TERRIBLE, worse that Jimmy Carter!!


119 posted on 05/23/2012 8:16:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: waterhill; Hotmetal
Do good and come home safe.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

120 posted on 05/23/2012 8:30:05 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Hotmetal
I am praying for you, hotmetal, and all the men and women in the service of the U.S. of A.! I cannot imagine the ordeals and tribulations you endure for us and there are not enough words to describe how much I appreciate, respect and love you. Nobody forced you guys to do this, to join, and nobody forces you to put your own lives on the line day after day for your country and your fellow soldiers. I am sincerely praying that God blesses this country soon with a true patriot in the office of the Commander in Chief, one who DESERVES your loyalty and sacrifice.

Please don't lose hope. You are admired and respected. You are appreciated more than you know. You are loved and NOT forgotten though some days it may seem that way. Every time I see a soldier in a restaurant, my husband and I pay for whatever they are having. Most of the time we do it without them knowing who we are, just that the waiter tells them their bill has been paid already. We do this to show, in a small way, just how proud and grateful we are for you.

I'll say a special prayer for you tonight that the Lord enfold you in His arms in such a way that it is palpable and that you have a sense of peace that passes all understanding. You won't be there forever, though it may feel like you will, and one day you will be home again. I hope if we ever meet, I can personally give you a hug and buy you the best steak dinner you ever had!

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9)

121 posted on 05/23/2012 9:08:03 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree, much worse than Carter.
When I hear the fake War on Women mantra, it steams me.
No one has done more to ruin my small business than Obummer.
High costs of doing business, and low demand for product because everyone is suffering.

I actually don’t dispise Clinton anymore. I can even look at Hillary and not puke. But Hussein, he’s in a league of his own. He will be known as the worst (fake) president ever, no matter how long our republic survives.

I need to go to my happy place....back when Reagan was President!

: )


122 posted on 05/24/2012 2:38:33 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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Thanks everyone. It has made me feel really good to hear from all you very kind folks from back home. I have read and reread all your post three times and the computer screen has been fuzzy every time. It's a blessing to know that there are men and women like y'all that care for us soldiers and are there for us at the drop of the hat if we need you. Y'all keep on doin’ what you're doin’ and it won't be long until we get home. I have shared your post with my fellow medics and it put a smile on their faces too, so be proud of yourselves for making the day for us. God bless each and everyone of you.
123 posted on 05/24/2012 8:44:45 PM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: Hotmetal

Keep it together, FRiend. We’re rooting for you!


124 posted on 05/26/2012 5:40:31 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: waterhill; All

I was filmed to do a “shout-out” for the Coca Cola 600 race. If you watch the race watch for a medic wearing a scrub top, bonny hat and eye pro from the 223rd EN BN from West Point, MS that will be me.


125 posted on 05/27/2012 2:40:41 AM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: Hotmetal

Hang in there Hotmetal. Glad to hear you’ll be home in time to vote. Here’s a little musical “pick-me-up” for ‘ya when you get a chance. It’s a video of a song I wrote and recorded to honor guys (and gals) just like you. Hope you like Country! Enjoy, and PLEASE SHARE! The more active duty personnel that hear this, the better. Enjoy, and God Bless. Here’s the link: http://youtu.be/sscwI6pBCJ0


126 posted on 05/27/2012 3:01:55 PM PDT by Madly57
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To: waterhill

Hotmetal,

I can’t thank you enough.
There is a song that so many of us still do believe in!

HOPE YOU CAN COME HOME SOON AND SHARE THE AIR HERE WITH US!

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!


127 posted on 05/27/2012 3:12:21 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Hotmetal

I will keep an eye out for it, brotherman!


128 posted on 05/27/2012 4:13:33 PM PDT by waterhill (I Shall Remain. FUBO. Hey Rabbit, I love YOU! ?te quieres casar con migo?)
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To: Straight Vermonter; Hotmetal

It would be fun to put a care package together for this soldier if someone knows his name, unit, APO and an idea of what goodies would put a smile on his face.


129 posted on 05/29/2012 9:06:03 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1993905/posts)
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To: waterhill; All
Hi all. I'm about to round this trip up, less than 2 months left. Here's a couple pics, my section and a patch of grass I grew while over here. 223rd EB BN Medics I'm on the far right with the ball cap. Photobucket
130 posted on 07/24/2012 7:17:59 AM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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To: 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1riot1ranger; 1stbn27; 2111USMC

Thanks again everyone for your thoughts and prayers, whenever I get down I come back and read this thread. I will be comming home sometime in September.


131 posted on 07/25/2012 1:42:30 AM PDT by Hotmetal (FReepin' from the sandbox.)
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