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.
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