After All, It's Memorial Day Weekend
Did I mention he's a Texan?
Specialist Zachary Boyd was sleeping in his hooch when the sounds of battle roused him. He grabbed his battle rattle and rushed out to join the fight. A news photographer was on hand to record the image of Boyd standing at a makeshift rampart in helmet, body armor, red T-shirt and boxers emblazoned with the message: "I love NY." This is what are soldiers are trained for,
I joke about this story, but I would love to shake this kids hand and thank him for his service. He probably wasn't thinking about what he looked like when he ran into battle. He was thinking that he HAD to get into battle. Even if he looked like a prime sniper target. That, my friends, is dedication.
On this memorial day weekend, remember this story, and think of all our soldiers on foreign battlefields. Soldiers fighting so that we may grill steaks this weekend, while they eat cold MRE's.
Spec. Boyd, you have my respect. Thank you for serving our Country. Fight the good fight. Be safe, come home in one piece. I salute you.
Report and pics can be found at Fox News