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Ted Nugent at Ft. Sam Houston…

October 29th, 2007 . by TexasFred

This story is dedicated to a friend of mine, Deron Santiny, he was wounded in Iraq and is recovering at Ft. Sam Houston, the story and the pics say it all.

Deron spent a year in Baghdad with the 256th BCT, La. Army National Guard and is in the process of recovering from injuries sustained while there.


Based on what I heard from his wife, she said he was here visiting the Wounded Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan and he was playing his guitar for them and stuff and he went into this room where there was a Soldier that had just gotten here the day before and he went in and his wife stayed out and talked with the Soldiers mother and his wife asked what she thought the Wounded Soldiers might need to help them recover and his mother told her that they would most likely like a place where they could sit outside and enjoy being outside but not have to worry about being exposed to the sun with the burns and so forth.

At that time Shemain (Ted’s wife) said she thought about it and they came up with this idea.

She said that Ted started asking for donations and the American People started donating money for this Pavilion.

Nugent Dedicates Pavilions to Army

He was one of the most respectful men I have ever met, he never said no to a soldier and he stopped eating and talking with reporters just to take a picture or sign an autograph. He really made us feel important. When he played the National Anthem, it brought tears to our eyes and chills down our spines. There were a few people who didn’t like his rendition of the National Anthem but of course, no matter where you go, you will hear somebody complaining about something. I’m sure the one’s complaining would have preferred to have someone like 50 cent or any other rapper doing it but I have to say, I have been here for almost a year and have yet to see anyone from the Hip Hop Industry stop by to visit the Soldiers.

Anyway, if you need more pics, let me know I can send you a lot more.

Thanks for supporting us Fred and keep up the good work.

He (Ted Nugent) sponsored a pavilion that was built in between the Wounded Soldier Barracks at Ft. Sam Houston.

He and his wife raised the money for it and then came down to dedicate it. He presented me with one of his coins after I gave him the CIB (Combat Infantry Badge). So if you can mention it on your blog, that would be cool. I think he needs to run for President.

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14 Responses to “Ted Nugent at Ft. Sam Houston…”

  1. comment number 1 by: gunz

    What a great story and not surprising that Ted and his wife would do this…

    I, like a lot of folks, grew up listening to him and a big fan, I know he’s the epitome of the “America First” mentality and not only talks the talk, but walks the walk as this post is a superb example of that.

    God bless him, Deron, and all these wounded soldiers.

    Semper Fi.

    Excellent post Fred.

  2. comment number 2 by: Sage

    Nugent ROCKS!! He is a great American and a true patriot and the left has tried to vilify him for years including PETA and he just laughed at them and turned the tables on him. ROFL
    ’nuff said

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    You guys can bet on this and take it to the bank, NO ONE will vilify Nugent or denigrate the troops on this blog, not EVER…

    We may blast DoD but the troops in the field are inviolate here…

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Ted Nugent is a fabulous guy, who can think on his feet and is lightning fast with a remark. I’ve listened to him on the radio during various interviews and his mind runs 100 mph or more. He plays a mean guitar, holds a steady bow and honors our troops. What more can you want?


  5. comment number 5 by: Debbie

    Great news and thanks to Ted Nugent. He always comes through on the right side.

  6. comment number 6 by: Chicago Ray

    Very Cool Stuff, From Motor City To Baghdad Madman! He’s just a good guy I’ve always liked.

  7. comment number 7 by: Robert

    Ya gotta love Ted, he done a good thing here for sure…

  8. comment number 8 by: RTaylor

    Wonderful story! I was a Nugent fan in high school and it carries on today – but not so much for his music (which is still cool), but for his support for our troops.
    Thanks for sharing this!

  9. comment number 9 by: Carl

    I was a huge fan of Ted Nugent’s back when I was a kid and have remained a fan throughout the years. The more I hear from the man and about the man, the deeper my respect grows for him. If I had to make a list of people I would like to meet before I die, honestly Mr. Nugent would be high on my list. I doubt it will ever happen, but who know.

  10. comment number 10 by: Carl

    Oh…one other thing…I love Ted Nugent’s music both as a solo artist as well as with Damn Yankees and way back with the Amboy Dukes. I enjoy many of his tunes but one that still rocks today is “Kiss My Ass.” Funny and pertinent. Also, if you ever want to hear a moving tune about the great outdoors and the spiritual aspect of hunting, listen to “Fred Bear.” And you can’t beat “Great White Buffalo” (I love the opening riffs). And “Homebound” is FANTASTIC to play as a road tune in the car going down the interstate (plus I used that song often as bumper music when I was doing a talk show locally).

    Also speaking of my local radio talk show way back in 1995, the opening guitar burst of “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” was my stinger whenever I went to break.

    Man, I’m giving away valuable info to prospective radio hosts, ain’t I? :-)

  11. comment number 11 by: Blue Star Chronicles

    Ted Nugent at Ft. Sam Houston…

    Texas Fred passes this story on from his friend, Deron Santiny, who is at Ft. Sam Houston recovering from wounds received while deployed to Iraq.
    Based on what I heard from his wife, she said he was here visiting the Wounded Soldiers from I…

  12. comment number 12 by: jo

    Ted is the only good thing I can say about living in Michigan. A bunch of us tried to get him to run for Gov., but he wouldn’t. We have hopes for the future, tho, as he hasn’t ruled it out. He is a wonderful role model.

  13. comment number 13 by: BobF

    Texas Monthly interview with Ted Nugent

  14. comment number 14 by: 1SG(ret)

    Every so often there comes along a special person that is willing to make a difference. Ted Nugent is just such a person. Wether you like his music or not, or if you agree with his politics it really does matter. He stands with, and supports the soldiers not only with his words, but also with his actions. Actions do speak louder than words. Soldiers don’t make policy, they just carry out orders as their oath dictates. Respect and support is the least every American can give. Just saying it doesn’t make it so. Thanks to all that put their words into actions. Top