My name is SGT Troy Matthews.
I am married with three children, and a cool dog. I worked with WKQQ in the past with DeadAir Dennis, TNT Tilford & the Bob & Tom Show back in the late 90's.
When I am not playing Army, I am a recruiter for the Kentucky Army National Guard in Lexington, KY.
THINGS I LOVE:
Playing the drums, Lifting heavy things, Adult beverages, Concerts-That-Don't-Suck, and Anything that creates noise or chaos! Did I mention I mow my own lawn?
THINGS THAT MATTER MOST:
My awesome (3.9 GPA) wife and kids, WKQQ, the UFC and my dog.
THINGS I DISLIKE:
Hot weather, Clothing, Cheesy "rock" Bands, (the current list is too long), American Idol, Pizza that is too hot, beer that is ONE DEGREE to warm.
Questions I've gotten from WKQQ Rockers:
What do you do for the Army?
I am a Combat Engineer, who does route clearance and recon. (translated: I look for things that go boom, and remove them, or blow them up, and I hunt terrorists. If you're interested in a career in the 'Guard', click here: www.1800GOGUARD.com)
Do you ever get scared?
It would be great if you had a moment to email me (email@example.com)
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Greetings from the Rock and Roll soldier! For those of you that don't know me, I am a former Double Q DJ that went by the name "Tripod Troy". I am getting deployed to Afghanistan (again). We have trained for the last two years for this mission and we are ready. By the time you read this we will be leaving the United States. The deployment may last any where from 9 months up to 18 months. Our soldiers are from all over the state, and we are a diverse bunch. Most of us will be in a construction type role. (Sorry, we all can't be Special Forces and do the "cool" dangerous missions) never the less, we have a job to do that helps others out in the grand scheme of things. I am a Staff Sargent. I have 10 soldiers that I work with. We are your brothers, sister, cousins, Uncles, Aunts, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, co-workers, and friends. We went to your church, we went to the malls, ate at restaurants, listened to the radio. We are just like you, except we serve the people of the United States in a uniform in the Kentucky Army National Guard. From time to time I will check in and let you know how we are doing and you can share our journey. We love what we do, or we wouldn't do it. We miss our families, and can't wait to get started so we can get back home. So, think about us from time to time. We are thousands of miles from home and we miss you all ready. Well, I'm signing off, and I will "swing" by from time to time.
Hope you have a great day,
Tripod Troy - aka: The Rock and Roll soldier signing off.