A mystery British Soldier called home from Afghanistan to tell his girlfriend that he loved her. He left a 90-second message pouring out his heart, telling her that it was bad where he was, but that he loved her, that he’d fight for her, protect her, and oh, by the way, would she marry him?
But he dialed the wrong number. And his girlfriend, Samantha, wasn’t on the other end of the line.
Dianne Potts got the message instead. “It was about half seven in the evening when I listened to my voicemail. From the way the young chap was talking it was clear he was a soldier. I could tell he was speaking from a phone booth, the line was quite crackly. I was shocked, and had to listen to it again before the message sunk in.”
She contacted the Daily Mail, who published the article, along with a YouTube recording of the message, with the hopes that someone would recognize the young man’s voice, his story, his girlfriend’s name. And get the message back to Miss Samantha, so she can give her soldier an answer.
This is going viral… I’ve read it in two places now. Seems like a lot of people are pulling for this couple. Pass the message on. You never know who you might know that might know someone else that might know someone else… remember that old shampoo commercial? “You tell your friend, who tells her friends, and they tell their friends, and they tell their friends…” and the pictures just kept multiplying.
Maybe we can do that for something a little more worthwhile than shampoo.
Laura… thank you so much for posting this. I read this and listened through teer filled eyes.
It took me back. Our son-in-law (Sgt Buddy James Hughie) was a combat medic embeded with the Afghani Army Nationals serving as their combat medic. While saving the lives of three wounded Buddy was killed by a Taliban sniper. http://mssc54.wordpress.com/our-american-hero/
Buddy and Alexis were married for just a little over two years. Their’s is story a true love too. They met at work, fell in love, married and that rascle Buddy moved our little girl clear across the country to his home town of Poteau, Ok.
However, when Buddy was activated he moved Alexis back in with us. By this time she was pregnant and they both wanted her to be with her family here in SC for the birth of their baby.
Buddy would call Alexis every single night from Afghanistan. They sounded like two young love birds. In November of 2006 Buddy came home for two weeks leave. He was home two days when baby Cooper Michael Hughie was born. They were so excited and proud of that little baby. After two weeks Buddy had to return to the battlefield. Still, he called each and every night.
When Cooper turned three months old Alexis took him to Sears too have his three month portraits done. She emailed the proofs to Buddy that Saturday. On Sunday evening when Buddy called he was just so excitd to see how his little son was growing and changing. Buddy told Alexis how very much he missed them, how much little Cooper had changed, whch pictures he liked best and which ones to order for him. That was Sunday February the 18th, 2007.
Around 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February the 19th, 2007 Alexis commented that Buddy hadn’t called her yet. “I wonder what’s going on?” At 9:40 p.m. that night there was an Army Chaplain and another soldier in their dress green uniforms standing at our front door.
I think that when most soldiers are on the battlefield they come to quickly realize that the ones they love are in fact the most important people in their lives.
I truly hope this young soldier’s message of love and marriage gets to his dar Samantha and that they have a long, loving and productive life together. They certainly deserve it.
Michael, I really thought twice before posting this. I didn’t want to stir up bad things for you, but I also knew that you, out of all of us, would be pulling for this man and his lady.
I hope he gets the chance to go home and propose in person. The message gives my chills, and tears in my eyes.
This gives me the chills too. What are the odds the right person is going to find this out?
i am moved by this story. Do you want me to post it on my website? would that be a good plan?
If you want to Ellen, that would be great. The more it gets around the more the message could get to her.
that would be excellent. I know of others who are posting it, here and in other countries. You never know who might know someone who might recognize that voice or the story.
I just hope that the press makes as big a fuss over it, if they are united, as they are by this story.
Done! I do hope so that someone knows this Samantha or that she reads it herself!