Skip to comments.American soldier in pink boxers fought Taliban
Posted on 05/15/2009 6:48:50 AM PDT by Justaham
A U.S. soldier serving in Afghanistan has become a media sensation after he was photographed fighting Taliban forces while stripped down to his skivvies.
Army Spc. Zachary Boyd, 19, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, said he was in his sleeping quarters at Firebase Restrepo in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province when the Taliban attacked, forcing him to take up a defensive position while clad only in his helmet, protective vest, a T-shirt and his pink "I Love NY" boxer shorts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday.
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I’m not askin’ and I hope he’s not tellin’
I don’t care if he’s naked....keep fighting them Boyd!
Beat you to it!!!
I hope he didn’t toss them onto somebody’s head.
Nice flip flops.....
Kinda negates the need for camos. I bet those flip-flops are great for negotiating that Afghan terrain.
His mom was on Fox saying the area where they are fighting was implicated in 9/11. I think that’s perfect, she should send enough to make that the uniform of the day. I think it is great! But... let’s not make it a habit.
I think its a great photo.
what’s that boy’s address, I want to send him a thank you card.....poor kid.....he’ll never live that one down...
but it is pretty funny....even at a bad time...they need something to laugh at, I’m sure..
hmmm....another entry in "Skippy's" list
It must have been a light attack, where are the spent rounds?
He'll never even live at all if he doesn't get some khaki colored nightshirts.....bright red is not too fashionable for a foxhole, LOL.
Poor Talibastards ... gettin’ their asses kicked by Americans in Pink Boxers.
There’s some on the sandbags to the left of the soldier on the left.
Most of the spent casings are probably going slightly forward of the position.
Bogus picture Alert!
He’s at a firebase in the mountains and was probably racked out when the action started. When fire is coming in on you you don’t have the luxury of time to pull on your pants and blouse; you grab your body armor, weapon and put bullets on the bad guys. That is what will keep you and your buddies alive. Every weapon in the squad is important and essential to the effort and I’m sure his buddies might give him crap for some time to come but I’m also sure that they are glad he was out there asap doing his job.
I fail to see any humor in this story. Luckily he didn't get killed in his bunk.
The NY Times thought it would be a good front page story while putting Nancy Pelosi's lying news conference on page 20.
Years ago, so many year ago, my brother-in-law was a pilot in the U. S. Air Force (peace be upon the Blue Suiters) and going off to Vietnam. His mom bought him some lovely “silk” boxer shorts in bright RED and PINK.
I know she meant well, but Oliver's response was “Mom are you trying to get me killed”!
I bet his buddies gave him a charlie horse for flagging their position with that panel marker t-shirt - after they stopped laughing.
Having committed the same blunder, that was my first thought.
Probably white when purchased.. since being worn in that environment, it's probably just dirt - who knows how often these guys get to do laundry...
That’s just cool. “I don’t give a damn about pink shorts, I’m getting the job done.” He put his unit before his pride.
A very dear friend of mine is in the Korengal Valley. They are right on the Pakistan border. This is not a nice place to be and they’ve lost a lot of soldiers. I pray every night for his safety. This kid did what he needed to do.
A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down a road when they hear a voice call from behind a sand-dune. “One Marine is better than ten Taliban”. The Taliban commander quickly sends 10 of his best soldiers over the dune where upon a gun-battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes, then silence.
The voice then calls out “One Marine is better than a hundred Taliban soldiers”. Furious, the Taliban commander sends his next best 100 troops over the dune and instantly a huge gun fight commences. After 10 minutes of battle, again silence.
The Marine voice calls out, “One Marine is better than one thousand Taliban”. The enraged Taliban commander musters a thousand fighters and sends them over the dune. Cannon, rocket, and machine gun fire rings out as a huge battle is fought. Then silence.
Finally one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander, “Don’t send any more men, it’s a trap. There’s three of them”.
“Bring me my brown shorts!”
I know lots of straight guys who’d wear pink, even pink boxers... although, as some other posters have suggested, many of those guys wear pink due to a lack of knowledge about laundry sorting. But, the other reason is most guys look good in pink (it complements almost every skin and hair color) and most girls like it when a guy has that much confidence.
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