Skip to comments.Soldier who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th
Posted on 07/05/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by decimon
Now that he's home in Fort Worth he said his boxers will be displayed in the 1st Infantry Division museum at Fort Riley, Kansas.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsvine.com ...
A picture that’s worth a thousand smiles!!
Welcome home, now buy some new underwear.
Bless this soldier.
"I don't want any extra attention than the guys I served with because we all experienced the same stuff together; so I don't feel like I should get any extra recognition," Boyd said.
A fine young man.
Slimy left-wing media wanted to humiliate the guy. Meanwhile, most of those cowardly punks wouldn’t fight back if someone walked up to them and punched them in the face.
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Currently without a girlfriend, Boyd acknowledged bashfully that some e-mails from women complimented his "nice butt."
But not everyone was impressed with his attire. Several anonymous critics e-mailed the Star-Telegram to say Boyds brightly colored boxers and red T-shirt could have made an easy target of himself and fellow troops.
Boyd was unapologetic about his choice of sleepwear. "The most important thing is to respond," he said with a quiet, even voice. "Every second counts. And any support you can give those guys means a lot. I was in a fixed position, so [the Taliban] already knew where I was. But if I could draw less fire [to] the guys who were pinned down . . . fine with me. Theyve done the same for me."
Everyone from the patrol made it back to base, Boyd said. But were his commanders so forgiving?
"Um, well, they were poised to give me some," Boyd said, grinning. But then the attention over the photo "got so big, so quick, that I really didnt experience any negative repercussions."
Gates told a New York audience that Boyd displayed a "special kind of courage."
He added that the young Texans military career was "very safe indeed," even though the president might have seen the soldier "out of uniform" on the front page of The New York Times.
Commanders from the 1st Infantry Division, Viper Companys parent unit, confiscated the boxers but not to discipline Boyd.
They are expected to be displayed soon in the divisions museum at Fort Riley, Kan., he said. "I didnt get a chance to wash them."
Thanks. Looks like the publicity almost did him in but then saved him.
I think he’ll be okay. He wants to become a helicopter pilot so it seems he’s still interested in the army as a career. From what I’ve seen on the Texas news he’s been welcomed home with a lot of love.
Good. People are keeping a sense of humor.
"The enemy already knew where I was," Boyd said. "If they want to shoot at me, then that's less fire they put on the guys that are pinned down, so that's fine with me."
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What a great guy.
well at least he didn’t moon the talibans....I guess that would have drawn fire from those pinned down.
My home newspaper’s headline said “Marine who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th.”
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