Support from the Sergeant Keith Manning

Sgt. Keith Manning, who had two tours of duty in Iraq, called in to talk about Artie.

Before that, though, Keith said he was 38 and would be able to retire in eight months, with a monthly pension of more than $1,600 coming to him from the military.

Keith then noted he was "for" Artie, and added he felt like he was being "dogged" by everyone on the show. This led Howard to ask if Artie felt he was being attacked on the show, which Artie claimed he didn't.

Artie went on to thank Keith for his words and told him they could get together when Keith visited the city later this month.