| LETTERS OF THANKS,
Rock and roller Ted Nugent, shakes hands and speaks with Maj.
Jess J. Abbott, a chaplain who is currently a patient at the Landstuhl
Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, western Germany, in this
photo taken Sunday, May 30, 2004 and made available June 2, 2004.
(AP Photo/LRMC-U.S.Army, Sgt. Joe M. Battle)
Toby Keith and Crew Bombard the Persian Gulf
From Talkback, posted by the Nuge:
American Warriors got the alla pukes on the run BIGTIME my friends!!
we jammed in 130+ degrees Fullujah, Taji, Afghanistan, Baghdad,
& beyond!! & the firestorm raises maxhell!! & the
US soldiers are rockin!! It is without a doubt the most spirit
stirring event in my life to see the astonishing strength, stamina,
& professional soldier dedication here in the hellzone!! I
slept in the Hussain palace lastnite & confirmed that the
alla pukes are/were nuthin more than gangbangers gone demonic
but are now thwarted by the world's best fighters!! I am a changed
man in that I now have hands on eye witness affirmation that Ive
been right all along. The whole world sux but America sux less
& now more than ever we must fight for upgrade at home so
the heroes do not die in vain!! Salute to Prez GW Bush & the
US military machine for freedom!! ya think I was gung ho before,
ya aint seen nuthin yet my friends!! My horns hav grown &
are sharpened like never before. Godbless America!!
| Ted and Toby's Visit to
U.S. Army Photos by Staff Sgt. Andy Thaggard
| Ted Nugent and Toby Keith's
USO tour, with stops in Italy, Germany, Kosovo and the Persian
Gulf, brings smiles to the faces of our Brave Men and Women in
Ted recently told us, "The Big Sandbox is a nasty
and ugly place, but there's nowhere else I'd rather be right now."
May God keep 'em safe as they visit with our brave men and women
serving over there.
Photos Below From Ted Nugent Headquarters
|I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Nugent last
week when he visited the troops in Kosovo. My National Guard unit
from Tennessee has been here since February. Ted gained many new
friends and fans over the couple of days that he spent at Camp
Bondsteel. Not only did he treat us all to some great sounds (his
"Star Spangled Banner" was almost lost in the roar of the crowds'
cheers), but he spent time talking to many of us and showing us
how much he appreciates what we do. We hear the press say the
word "heroes" a lot when referring to the military forces serving
in troubled spots worldwide. Ask a soldier who the real heroes
are. They'll tell you that our heroes are folks like Ted Nugent
and other performers who give up their time to bring their talents
and good will to the homesick women and men of our Armed Forces
throughout the world. There are a couple of really good stories
circulating around Camp Bonsteel about Ted's generosity with his
time while here. I am sure the patriotic spirit that he expressed
to us will continue throughout the rest of the tour. I salute
you Mr. Nugent. Thank-you for what you do!
Michael D. Insalaco
Photos by Michael D. Insalaco, serving in Kosovo (Click
(From the Talkback Board
|It is now 115 F here....Plenty Hot!
We had a USO show with Ted Nugent and Toby Keith two nights
ago. It was outstanding and one of the best performance
I have ever seen (and I am not a County-Western fan).
Even though Nugent is a 'Rocker' he played county-western with
Toby. All they had was two acoustic guitars and two mikes
with a small PA system. They were simply amazing...but
to be honest...Nugent really stole the show because of his 'on
stage' presence and how he connected with every young Marine
in the crowd (He is a patriotic 'nut' and outdoorsmen).
I can see why they paired the two of them together. Toby's
ability to sing was phenomenal. They told us that before
they arrived here that they had done concerts in Afghanistan,
Kuwait, Kosovo and Baghdad and during the day they visited wounded
troops in hospitals. I don't know where they go
next, but their performance really raised the morale among the
young men and women here. The Marines laughed, shouted, cried...no
words to explain it, really a great performance... Even
Bob Hope would have been impressed. And even more importantly....this
is a dangerous place.... They were really risking
their lives for the Troops. Nugent was even carrying his
own gun! And really made a big
impression on these Marines....They roared with approval!
Those two have 'guts' to even come here! The next
night we got hit by another rocket attack. The rockets
hit part of the Camp where nothing was at and just
left a few holes in the ground. I have to admire
the courage of these young Marines, Soldiers and Sailors here....they
just go on about their business. They refuse to be intimated
by the attacks. I also, admire Ted Nugent and Toby
Keith for raising all these young Marine's morale in the
middle of a Combat Zone.
C. E. Schaupp
United States Marines
Camp Fallujah, Iraq