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 Afghanistan! Been really busy. We are building massive tents and it consumes the majority of the day. (I don't know why Im building tents either...I just build them) When I am not doing this, I am at the gym or resting. Something I wanted to share...the toilets here are wacky. The hole is in the front. So naturally, you could do a reverse cowgirl or really think this one through. Its NOT as easy as to sit down, do your business, and let gravity take care of the rest. No no no. My first attempt was close to tragic. I should receive a purple heart for my effort. I sit down and start. All is good. Until, it has no more room to go vertical. So I raise up. On my tip toes, pants down, and clearly at a gravitational disadvantage. So I lean forward. A little more now, so natures finest doesn't hit me.(this is due to the slope of the shoot) Now I am definatley falling forward. No door to break my fall either. A thin flimsy shower curtain slows me down. Smooth. Thank the powers that be, I was finished and no-one was there to witness this event. Now I flush. Nothing happens. My contribution just stares back at me in defiance. I flush again. Nothing. I add toilet tissue. Still nothing happens. So I leave it. Yup, Im that guy. (sorry no sticks in Afghanistan close by) Apparently. there is a secret to this magical toilet system that I have not yet mastered. I prefer the reverse cowgirl to avoid the aforementioned drama. Looks cool too when someone throws said flimsy shower curtain open, and is instantly mortified and wonders; 'wtf are you doing in there?' So enough on my toilet habits...I just found out WE WILL NOT HAVE BREAKFAST SERVED ANYWHERE IN THIS EFFED UP COUNTRY AFTER MAY FIRST!!! Who thinks this crap up? Im sure its someone (who makes way more that I do a year, over a bagel, cream cheese and a coffee) decided they could save millions by cutting off our damned food at least once a day. Way to think this one through. I always thought "nothing but the best" for our soldiers. I guess not. Whats next? Rationing bullets? No more mail for soldiers? Take away our education benefits? (bahahaha on the last one..thanks again) Im kinda pissed about this. Moving along...Back home everyone wants to know do I see any action? Well, we get rocket/mortar attacks about once a week. And I fell during a rest room visit. Does this count? Its waaaay different from my last deployment. Instead of going out the safety of the base every day Im kinda stuck here. I get bored easily, so I go to the gym. (so does 500 other people at the same time) other than that its really kinda slow. Well, I may just go to the gym. Lol. Peace.