SlagleRock's Slaughterhouse
Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
-- General George S. Patton

August 03, 2004

Keep The Letters Coming

Well, this is the first full day of my campaign to generate letters for the troops. I have a close personal friend who will be headed to Iraq in the very near future.

So far the campaign has generated about 25 letters that I am aware of.

I want to say thanks to those bloggers who have helped me get the word out.

The following bloggers have been very helpful by either generating letters of their own or linking to my site:

Denita x3, Mamamontezz, Delftsman, Pudgy Pundit x2, The Dissident Frogman, The Backcountry Conservative, Bill's World and Bonfire x2.

I'd also like to thank those of you who have emailed your thoughts and letters to me. I have received 11 so far from readers who do not have blogs of their own. I have also received a few letters in my comments sections.

Jack, where are you buddy? I am waiting to see yours in my comments.

Dad, you to!

For those of you bloggers and readers out there, help me hit up the big dogs like The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler and Blackfive. Anytime you comment at a great blog this week throw in a plug for this effort to tell my brothers and sisters at arms just how important they really are. Lets make sure they know that there are more true patriots out there than the fair weather patriots that appear during a crisis or elections.

Keep the trackbacks, the emails, the post and the comments coming. I want to send my friend off with a ton of letters that he can give to the brave men and woman that have been "in the shit" for quite a while.

Thanks again

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by SlagleRock at August 3, 2004 07:13 PM

I'm just glad I can help, hon!


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at August 3, 2004 08:41 PM

It doesn't look like I'm smart enough to figure out your Trackback setup. I've posted an open letter to the troops at

Posted by: bdfaith at August 3, 2004 09:14 PM

Sworn Enemy linked to you and one of his posters left a letter at his site. I copied it below, so you don't have to go looking for it. Will try to keep an eye out.


Comment from: Mike [Member]
To our honorable defenders:
I thank God we have people like yourselves,doing the difficult/tedious work of keeping our great country free.
When I read or hear about your sacrifice,I am moved.
You have my utmost respect,for your professionalism & determination.
Here's wishing you all a safe return,and Godspeed.May your Lord watch over and protect you.
Thanks for your service,Mike

Posted by: Bonfire7 at August 4, 2004 07:01 AM

Thanks go out to SwornEnemy and Bonfire!

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at August 4, 2004 07:15 AM

I'm on blogspot and can't figure out the track back either. Sorry. But I did post your request at this link:

the middle ground-letters to our soldiers

This link includes my own letter to the troops.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to participate.


Posted by: kat-missouri at August 4, 2004 02:26 PM

Sorry...didn't realize html was not supported in the comments. This is the link to my blog and request for letters:

Again, thank you.

Posted by: kat-missouri at August 4, 2004 02:28 PM

Dear Friends in the Military, I am so thankful to each and every one of you willing to serve our nation so that I remain free. Stand proud and do not let those who would minimize your service such as MM and his slander. I support you with my best wishes that you return home safely to your loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the loved ones missing your presence. I hope computers are available for you to keep in touch with family and friends. I welcome you to my blog as well.

Posted by: Pat in NC at August 4, 2004 03:06 PM

Hi SlagleRock,

Long time no talk to. It would be nice to catch up with you, if you can figure out who I am!

Posted by: Michelle at August 4, 2004 04:39 PM

i wish you all the best!!!!!!
do not let MICHAEL ASS MOORE get you down,there
is another flick coming from a young man called
mike wilson,and he has worked hard over 19 months
now working on this new flick.
spread the word
check out filmmakers journey,i have no idea
how much he will have about THE GREATEST TROOPS
in the world,but i am hoping he will have some.
i guess he is not totally going after this
asshole,but i can't wait when it comes out.not
alot of money i guess at first.
anyway,i love you all!!!!
very darn proud of you helping freeing people
around the world,and i found another sight with
many links to follow in IRAQ,called
there are very,very many people over there who
want us there,and very grateful......and some
have really got a great sense of humor,for what
they are also going through. maybe by christmas,
one of you will get a package in my name from
another great sight called OPERATION GRADITUDE.COM

Posted by: andrea/minnesota at August 4, 2004 05:59 PM

Dear and beloved Servicemember -

I want to say thank you for your sacrifice of time, sweat, tears, and comfort for your country. I am a Navy wife, and I know a little - a very little - of what you have to deal with.

Your courage and honor will be held up as shining examples to my 8 year old daughter, and to any possible future grandchildren. I will be able to point to my husband, God willing, and say to them, "See him? There are thousands more just like him - upright, courageous, and willing to do their duty."

I want you to *ignore* the poor news on the major media outlets, and I want you to scorn whatever people like Michael Moore may say. They're idiots, and they certainly do *not* speak for this country. They are bags of hot air - ruffling your hair, but not affecting your stance.

Mr. and Mrs. John Smith of Wherever, U.S.A., love America's sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. You are our gift to the world - the men and women we send out to represent our country, to show the world what America is made of.

The world has seen, and will continue to witness, that America is forged from the finest steel, wrapped in compassion. That's *you.*

God bless you. And don't forget, there's someone back here at home, praying you through.

Posted by: Kathryn at August 4, 2004 08:12 PM

I finished the poem, and I was encouraged by my Poem-Master, Doggerel Pundit, to include it in your letters overseas. If you think it's a downer or a drag, let me know or don't include it. Otherwise, maybe it would be a sadly sweet reminder of love back home. Sometimes it's good to touch a heart. You tell me.

Posted by: Mamamontezz, Proud Blogmama at August 4, 2004 11:23 PM

Alrighty Slagle, my letter is up on

Posted by: LC Dan at August 5, 2004 10:24 AM

Servicefolks, if you remember that during Vietnam we
won a battle called Tet and lost the war because of
false reporting, you can figure out what Michael the
Mental Midget is up to. He's not going to achieve
his goal this time, so keep your head high.

Posted by: Mike H. at August 5, 2004 04:28 PM

Because it's time we said something to the women, too.

To a Fighting Woman:

I’m sure that by now you’ve grown tired of all of the “Fighting Man” rhetoric, even from those who support you in your service. It’s always “The Boys Overseas” or “Our Men in the Sandbox” with little no consideration of the extraordinary hardships and difficulties you face daily purely because of your womanhood.

The very fact that you are a woman segregates you and provides you with challenges no man will ever know or understand, regardless of what he may tell you. There’s no rolling over and staying in bed when your hormones punch you in the gut. Every time you call one of your male comrades out for a screw-up, you’re asked about status of your cyclical schedule. And after a while, you would have to get sick to death of hearing “You men, oh, and you too over there.” You can’t be a woman, but you’ll never be a man.

I can never claim to know exactly how it is for a woman in a combat or support unit, as I was never able to physically do the job and so was never able to enlist. What I do bring to the table, however, is all I have experienced being the only woman in an all male work environment. I know how it is, low-man and tits on top of everything else. And the knowledge that you can build respect and a bond with a predominantly male unit is to be commended and applauded.

I’m sure that you have seen the news and heard the stories of the pacifists, anarchists, and appeasers who have flocked to see the propaganda film of Michael Moore. I understand that copies of this film have made their way to different bases and installations in and around the ME, and that this film has been very detrimental to morale, especially among the youngest of you. You must know that his film in no way is representative of the way the vast majority of Americans here in the states feel about you, your service, or your mission. Men and women, little girls and little boys respect and applaud your decision to defend our country, our homes, as well as liberating a people held in tyranny for over three decades.

And as a woman, from a woman, you have my complete support. I can never fully appreciate what you endure each day, but I can give my support, my respect, and my best wishes for your safe and swift return home when your successful deployment is complete.

Be brave, be honorable, be strong.

With all sincerity,

Lila Meyer

Posted by: Mamamontezz at August 5, 2004 11:19 PM

I wrote a letter on my blog. I think another short one in the comments. Link to 8/4

Posted by: Pat in NC at August 6, 2004 01:30 AM

Dear American Serviceman and Servicewoman,

As a veteran I personally know what you and your families have sacrificed for this great nation while protecting and preserving our freedom and peace throughout the world. Your tireless and selfless efforts to free the oppressed people of Iraq and Afghanistan are a giant step toward making their countries democratic sovereignties in that part of the world which is still living in the middle ages. Those people you so gallantly have fought to free have never had the opportunity to vote in a free election, obtain an equal education or choose what ever belief system they want to follow. They have been brutalized by their dictator, their political system and their religious leaders where they are brainwashed, beaten, tortured, mutilated and murdered if they express any free thought.
You have given them a chance to change all that and become an ally instead of an enemy. For all you have done I and my family thank you.
The lies, accusations and misquotes that Michael Moore's movie is misrepresenting as the truth are no more than leftist (communist) propaganda.
He and his hate America cronies are trying to use you to further their agenda of destroying this wonderful country. This is the same thing I and many others endured during the 60's and 70's of which one of the trouble makers is now running for the highest office in the land, he and his kind collaborated with our enemies all the while accusing us of being baby killers and mere pawns during the war. This is sedition if not downright treason, all under the guise of first amendment guarantees of the United States Constitution.
Please disregard the poisonous slander of Michael Moore and his leftist propaganda and understand that he is not doing this to help you, that it is his agenda to destroy your will and morale while undermining this war effort and the presidency. He is profiting from your sacrifices and suffering while encouraging the enemies of America.

Your accomplishments are something to be very proud of and no one can ever take that from you. We appreciate all you have done, the great personal risks and privations you endure, we stand firmly behind you and your efforts as professionals in this war.
Your efforts are working very hard to ensure that the future of this nation is preserved for you, your families and all of us and as such we are thankful.
Remember that without you there would be no veterans and without veterans there would be no United States of America. Thank you for your service, please be cautious and hurry back to this great homeland. We love you.

You have my deepest respect and gratitude.


Posted by: Jack at August 9, 2004 08:45 AM

To all military personnel:

I want to extend my most sincere thanks for everything you have done and continue to do. Please do not allow any negative attitudes in the Media (or from certain individuals who don't deserve to be called Americans) make you forget that you have the full support and love of the American People.

I personally pledge to never forget your efforts and I will live each and every day with the full knowledge that my freedom comes at a cost...and one that has been paid for me, in full.

All I can say is:


Tom Carroll

Posted by: Tom at August 10, 2004 10:48 AM

Trackback is being complicated for me as well. Please accept my letter though and I've linked you to my blog:

Dear Soldier,

I am so proud of you it's beyond words. You have chosen to be more than just a regular citizen, you are placing yourself in-between me and the bad guys. I don't know about the rest of the world, but my knights and heroes wear the stars and stripes on dusty khakis. I pray for you and all your fellow service members on a daily basis, that God will hold you in his hands and keep you from harm. When I see something beautiful, my first thought is: "I wish our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan could be here to see this. Safe in their home country and surrounded by people who are so achingly proud of their achievements, small and large, that sometimes it's hard to breathe." We love you and want you to come back to us when you can, we'll keep the home fires burning until then.
Love from,
Juliet L.
Twin Cities, MN, USA

P.S. Ignore the anti-war propaganda, the only people listening are the French (and they don't count): "Did you see the new bomb the government came up with? It weights 21,000 pounds. The Air Force tested this bomb in Florida and the bomb blast was so strong at Disneyworld 25 French tourists surrendered." —Jay Leno

Posted by: Jules at August 11, 2004 08:01 PM

Thanks to the us military and all men and women of coalition force in IraK you are the first line of defense of the west civilation (Israel too) Thanks from spain a cowards and treacherous nation...

Good LucK

Posted by: jose arias serrano at August 28, 2004 05:47 AM

You not only have the love and suport of the american people, you have the suport of all men and women of the world who thinks USA is a great country and a simbol of democracy in the world the only strong country in the western civilization...



From Spain the most coward nation in Europe (after France and Deutchland of course)

Posted by: JOSE ARIAS at August 28, 2004 06:06 AM

Very nice comments you guys have here, congratulations and thanks to allowing my post...

Posted by: Phendimetrazine at April 15, 2005 01:13 PM

Fight bravely. Do not think you are forgotten. Come home alive.

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