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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.

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May 22, 2009 Posted by | Amusing Funnies, Commentaries, In the News, Our Military | , , , | 6 Comments