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Soldier who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th
Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2009 | Angela K. Brown

Posted on 07/05/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by decimon

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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.

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(Excerpt) Read more at newsvine.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: anamericansoldier; independenceday2009; military; welcomehome

1 posted on 07/05/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by decimon
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2 posted on 07/05/2009 7:48:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: decimon

A picture that’s worth a thousand smiles!!


3 posted on 07/05/2009 7:49:01 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: JoeProBono

Welcome home, now buy some new underwear.


4 posted on 07/05/2009 7:49:27 AM PDT by Long Island Pete (Stupidity is in the DNA of liberals.)
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To: decimon
I love this story ... but I would think a *Texan* would be taking a bigger ribbing for wearing *I Love NY* boxers .... than having them pink. ;D

Bless this soldier.


5 posted on 07/05/2009 7:49:44 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: decimon
Although Boyd has been praised for his courage, the 20-year-old specialist said he was just doing his job.

"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.

6 posted on 07/05/2009 7:50:27 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: decimon

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.


7 posted on 07/05/2009 7:51:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: JoeProBono
Stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen! ...

first seargeant, 'Aliens'

8 posted on 07/05/2009 7:51:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Long Island Pete
Welcome home, now buy some new underwear.

He will need to. The Military wants those pink ones as a museum item.


9 posted on 07/05/2009 7:52:43 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

KLINGER LIVES.....


10 posted on 07/05/2009 7:54:19 AM PDT by xrmusn
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To: JoeProBono

11 posted on 07/05/2009 7:56:17 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: decimon
Adding an excerpt from the Star Telegram to your thread.

snip:
http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/1469327.html

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 Boyd’s 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. They’ve 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 didn’t experience any negative repercussions."

Gates told a New York audience that Boyd displayed a "special kind of courage."

He added that the young Texan’s 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 Company’s parent unit, confiscated the boxers — but not to discipline Boyd.

They are expected to be displayed soon in the division’s museum at Fort Riley, Kan., he said. "I didn’t get a chance to wash them."

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12 posted on 07/05/2009 7:57:48 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport

Thanks. Looks like the publicity almost did him in but then saved him.


13 posted on 07/05/2009 8:01:43 AM PDT by decimon
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To: JoeProBono

14 posted on 07/05/2009 8:02:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: decimon

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.


15 posted on 07/05/2009 8:03:39 AM PDT by deport
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To: KeyLargo; xrmusn

16 posted on 07/05/2009 8:06:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: deport
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.

17 posted on 07/05/2009 8:10:40 AM PDT by decimon
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To: Daffynition
"Boyd said he had bought the boxers during a New York layover before deploying and chose pink because he thought his friends would laugh. As for a bright red T-shirt he also was wearing, Boyd said he wasn't overly worried about drawing fire that day.

"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.

18 posted on 07/05/2009 8:19:25 AM PDT by HighWheeler (The higher the concentration of libs, the bigger the tragedy that follows.)
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To: HighWheeler

well at least he didn’t moon the talibans....I guess that would have drawn fire from those pinned down.


19 posted on 07/05/2009 8:25:07 AM PDT by spokeshave (USA #1; Pirates -3...Voting them all out of office would be a sufficient pay cut)
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To: decimon

My home newspaper’s headline said “Marine who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th.”


20 posted on 07/05/2009 8:49:23 AM PDT by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: deport; La Lydia
Defense Chief [Gates] Hails Soldier In Pink Boxers:

'"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."'

21 posted on 07/05/2009 8:50:15 AM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: murron
My home newspaper’s headline said “Marine who fought in pink boxers home for the 4th.”

In further news, Ed Wood is still dead.

22 posted on 07/05/2009 8:56:13 AM PDT by decimon
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To: JoeProBono

I thought the picture was of a women.


23 posted on 07/05/2009 9:01:18 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: JoeProBono

Is that Obama’s mistress?


24 posted on 07/05/2009 9:50:43 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: decimon

He has on a RED SHIRT! He put ALL his comrades with him in DANGER!! He should have been REPRIMANDED!


25 posted on 07/05/2009 9:52:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

“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.


26 posted on 07/05/2009 11:39:57 AM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: Ann Archy

Lighten Up Francis......


27 posted on 07/05/2009 11:50:36 AM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: swmobuffalo; shredderman
You obviously have no idea of the implications of a red shirt.
28 posted on 07/05/2009 12:45:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: decimon; Lady Jag; Monkey Face

Bump for Brave Men in pink boxers!


29 posted on 07/05/2009 12:46:41 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: deport
They are expected to be displayed soon in the division’s museum at Fort Riley, Kan., he said. "I didn’t get a chance to wash them."

LOL! Then they are full of back bone. ;-)

30 posted on 07/05/2009 12:49:18 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

That’s exactly what the world needs now: Pink boxers. AND bunny slippers!!

Ya gotta love the kid!!

PS: Check yer FReepmail.


31 posted on 07/05/2009 12:54:50 PM PDT by Monkey Face (RUN, SARAH, RUN! ~~ [Borrowed from redhead])
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To: spokeshave

LOL!


32 posted on 07/05/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan; decimon; Monkey Face

Real men wear pink boxers.


33 posted on 07/05/2009 2:58:23 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: Lady Jag
Real men wear pink boxers.

You peeked.

34 posted on 07/05/2009 3:36:16 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Slings and Arrows

“You obviously have no idea of the implications of a red shirt.”

What a crock.


35 posted on 07/05/2009 6:03:17 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: decimon

Well, you got that big picture on your page...


36 posted on 07/05/2009 8:18:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: fanfan

Should be the Smithsonian.


37 posted on 07/05/2009 8:44:22 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism + Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: swmobuffalo

Hmph! See if I ask you to join an away team.


38 posted on 07/05/2009 9:20:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.......


39 posted on 07/06/2009 6:40:24 PM PDT by shredderman (Living in a Blue State, with a Blue Wife, But I'm Red to the bone.....)
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To: shredderman

As do I. The red shirt comments were jokes.


40 posted on 07/06/2009 8:29:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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