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.
first seargeant, 'Aliens'
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.”
'"Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage," Gates said, adding that Boyd may have hit on a new kind of psychological warfare. "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 crosshairs."'
In further news, Ed Wood is still dead.
I thought the picture was of a women.
Is that Obama’s mistress?
He has on a RED SHIRT! He put ALL his comrades with him in DANGER!! He should have been REPRIMANDED!
“He put ALL his comrades with him in DANGER!!”
How? They were in a fixed position. The Taliban already knew they were there.
If anything it put HIM in more danger.
Lighten Up Francis......
Bump for Brave Men in pink boxers!
LOL! Then they are full of back bone. ;-)
That’s exactly what the world needs now: Pink boxers. AND bunny slippers!!
Ya gotta love the kid!!
PS: Check yer FReepmail.
Real men wear pink boxers.
“You obviously have no idea of the implications of a red shirt.”
What a crock.
Well, you got that big picture on your page...
Should be the Smithsonian.
Hmph! See if I ask you to join an away team.
Probably not, but as long as it doesn’t have Che Guevara on it, it shouldn’t mean a thing. AFAIK, the Soldier was responding to an immediate need for fire support for his position. As long as he had his weapon, helmet and body armor, who cares that he was in his sleeping gear. I made it up to my Battle Station on board ship in all different manners of dress. The only thing that mattered was that I was on station when needed, just as this Man was. It was his life on the line. If I also remember correctly, there were a number of Vietnam Vets (including 3 of my 7 Uncles)that had to do the same thing out in the Bush or Firebases.
I still applaude this Soldiers fortitude.......
As do I. The red shirt comments were jokes.
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