Monday, May 25, 2009

"A special kind of courage"

This AP photograph taken on May 11 depicting Spc. Zachery Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas, wearing pink "I love NY" boxer shorts made the front page of the New York Times.
The Armed Forces Press Service reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates took note of Boyd's willingness to engage in a firefight with the Taliban despite his non-GI attire:
“Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip flops has a special kind of courage,” Gates said. “Just imagine seeing that – a guy in pink boxers and flip-flops has you in his crosshairs. What an incredible innovation in psychological warfare.”
AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

2 Comments:

Anonymous Rebuilt Engines said...

Funny picture!!

3:51 PM, May 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my first thought was that he had lost a bet...

9:03 AM, May 31, 2009  

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