Military Mailbag from Iraq and Asia
Sat., Apr. 12. 2008 1:12pm EDT
We've known from the early days that ApologetiX fans are real troopers; what amazes us is how many of them are also real troops. Here's a sampling of email we've received recently from our fans in the armed services:
I don't know if you remember me or not. You sent me your CD's when I was in Iraq. Your music touched many lives over there. What a blessing your band is. I still share your music with others. I gave most of them out to a family in our church that had never heard of you - if you can believe that. They love it and can't wait to see you in concert. God bless you all.
Your fan forever,
Scott Burenheide, SFC RET
I am emailing to possibly set up a concert in Virginia. Unfortunately when you came to "our neck of the woods" last time I was in Iraq. Thank you very much for your music. It is what got me through my tour in Iraq. Whenever I would "feel down" I would listen to "Save Your Voice (Quiet Down, Boy)" It worked as an immediate pick-me-up.
CPT Pennie Foy
From: Jonathan Taylor Thanks for the news (about the upcoming Arizona concerts), but I'm "booked" in Iraq. Will pass on info to my wife and daughter, who were able to attend a concert in Missouri a few years ago. Please let me know when you get to Al Asad AB in Anbar province Iraq, that is where I am driving "civilian" trucks to support Mission in the area. I will be here until November 08 (unless transferred to another location).
My wife should be sending me the CD's we bought online during your "damaged case sale". Or she may buy me some new ones. Occasionally, she gets the urge (spirit leading) to give them to kids who might not hear the word otherwise. Keep up the great work (ministry) that your are doing.
Jonathan Taylor, Driver Heavy Truck (in Iraq)
Soon to be Retired from USAFRes (32 years)
I discovered you guys about five years ago, and I've yet to see you in concert. I was living in San Antonio TX, but being in the military, I get moved around a lot. Very shortly after I left San Antonio, you guys played a show there, and in Austin. I was sent to Omaha NE, but I'm not sure when you guys played there or near there. I was then sent to northern CA. I wish I could make the show on friday, but I'm currently deployed to Southwest Asia until July, so regretfully I cannot make it. I'm looking forward to making it to a concert some day though.