Friday, May 22, 2009

GI Joe Boxer


"Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage." Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

God bless this guy, who was singled out for attention by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. This was taken in Afghanistan and when his unit was attacked, this soldier, 19 y/o Zach Boyd of Ft. Worth, TX, who was wearing "I Love NY" boxer shorts and flip flops, rushed to join his fellow troops without paying heed as to how utterly ridiculous, albeit endearing, he looked.

4 Comments:

At May 23, 2009 at 1:09 AM, Anonymous ShortWoman said...

Happy Memorial Day, JP. Thanks for making me smile.

 
At May 23, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Anonymous tw said...

Wow! They've got containers for sandbags now. Nice view. No jungle 30 yds from the perimeter. Different war, same shit!

Happy Memorial Day to all you vets out there.

 
At May 24, 2009 at 2:31 AM, Anonymous watchdog said...

As an active duty US Soldier it is my sad duty to inform you all that this soldier will now become the butt of several jokes from the other members of his unit and probably his battalion.
I dont know him, nor do I know his unit, but it is the reality of the military, he did it right, when an emergency comes grab your gear and get in position, but this guy will forever be remembered for this incident :D

 
At May 24, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

but soldiers who speak arabic and are absolutely necessary to fighting this GWOT.... not so fast

 

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