Friday, May 22, 2009

Role Model of the Week: XIV

Alt title: Soldier Performs Mission in Pink Boxer Shorts
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, fighting in pink underwear fighting to protect our way of life, no matter what obstacle may be in their way, continuing the mission, even without pants fighting side by side with their buddies, no matter the cost.

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


Weer'd Beard said...


Freddyboomboom said...

When I was in the Big Grey Canoe Club, it wasn't unusual to see the Marines who were asleep at the start of their drills running down the passageways wearing combat boots, skivvie shorts, flack jacket, helmet, and shotgun/M-16/pistol and a solemn expression.

Those boys took their job seriously, and I appreciated it then, almost as much as I do now.

Semper Fi!

Sigboy said...

Weer'd-Your right, Brown shirts are better.

Jay G said...

That explains an awful lot about Robb Allen...

Tam said...

Obviously "Sharp As A Marble" needs to be blocked from .mil addresses.

Albert A Rasch said...

Go to war with what you got!

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Tennessee Budd said...

I often saw the same thing, Freddy (CV-67 & CV-59). And you DID NOT get in the way.
On the Forrestal, our skivvies came back pink a couple of times--apparently a BB-stacker jersey got in with the whites.

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