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A salute to a Soldier and Pink Boxers

What does a soldier do when he is in sleeping quarters and his base comes under attack?  Well it turns into a “come as you are” fight featureing “pink boxers, body armour and flip flops”.  A huge Memorial Day Salute to Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas!APTOPIX US AFGHANISTAN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday praised an Army soldier in eastern Afghanistan who drew media attention this month after rushing to defend his post from attack while wearing pink boxer shorts and flip-flops.

In fact, Gates said he wants to meet the soldier and shake his hand the next time he visits Afghanistan.

“Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage,” Gates said in remarks prepared for a speech in New York.

“I can only wonder about the impact on the Taliban. Just imagine seeing that: a guy in pink boxers and flip-flops has you in his cross-hairs. What an incredible innovation in psychological warfare,” he said.

Read the rest of the story here.


May 22, 2009 - Posted by | Amusing Funnies, Commentaries, In the News, Our Military | , , ,


  1. It isn’t always possible to separate whites from colors when serving in combat.

    Comment by Mustang | May 22, 2009

  2. LOL!!! But our troops are not short on courage and doing the impossible in dire situations as they have proven over and over again in the last 200+ years. Thank God for them all. 🙂

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | May 22, 2009

  3. Saw this earlier, this was great

    Comment by Chuck | May 22, 2009

  4. That’s what I hated about laundry on the boat. Some Ordie would toss his red flight deck jersey into the whites bin and we would all have pink underwear.

    Comment by Larry | May 23, 2009

  5. I would think that everyone bearing the burden of wearing pink skivvies would build camaraderie Larry!!! 🙂

    I think this soldier did a lot to make pink boxers kind of “studly”. LOL!!!

    Comment by hoosierarmymom | May 23, 2009

  6. thats a very intresting post, Ill keep reading your other ones.

    Comment by Jamie | August 2, 2009

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