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US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Fri May 15, 2009 9:46 pm

This is hilarious. A young soldier from Fort Worth, Texas was resting in Afghanistan when they began to receive incoming fire. Without time to pull up his pants, he just grabs his gun.  Smile

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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Fri May 15, 2009 11:47 pm

I love it!

Army specialist, Zachary Boyd, got to his parents, just before the paper did, calling them from Afghanistan.

"He said, "Mom, I made the cover of the New York Times ,'" said Sheree Boyd.

"I just thought it would be him on patrol," said Tommy Boyd.

"I thought, well, somebody in the family's making it into the paper, so I was excited," said Sheree Boyd.


Stay safe, Zachary
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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Fri May 15, 2009 11:58 pm

That is hilarious. Way to go Zachary!

Now watch some dickwad higher-up in the Army with no sense of humor go thundering after this kid with an attempt at a reprimand for being out of uniform or something.
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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 12:05 am

Absolutely brilliant story!

"Yeah, I fought the Taliban. In my underwear."  rotfl 

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
Stay safe, Zachary

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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 8:47 am

Way to go! Big grin


I remember a similar thing when I was at the army and my company was commanded to the border and one of the Sergeant majors was washing himself in his tent when there was a incoming call that there was suspect movement near the border and he ran in boots, underwear, gun and helmet towards the illegal immigrants and stopped them. He just forgot that it was -17° Celsius that day...... Big grin
 
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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 12:05 pm

Hahaha Big grin

Oh my, what a guy. I do admire him for his courage (wearing pink boxers), haha Big grin
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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 4:03 pm

It's not the color of a mans underwear that determines the color of his courage.

Keep at it, Specialist.

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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 4:10 pm

The pink boxers is not such a big deal, the enemy can't see that. What is a big deal is wearing that red shirt in the middle of a fire fight, might as well hold up a target for the enemy snipers and mortars to hone in on.
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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 4:16 pm



Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
"Yeah, I fought the Taliban. In my underwear."

"I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know!"  Smile
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Sat May 16, 2009 5:46 pm



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 4):

I remember a similar thing when I was at the army and my company was commanded to the border and one of the Sergeant majors was washing himself in his tent when there was a incoming call that there was suspect movement near the border and he ran in boots, underwear, gun and helmet towards the illegal immigrants and stopped them. He just forgot that it was -17° Celsius that day...... Big grin

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RE: US Soldier Fights Taliban In Pink Boxers. NY Times

Sat May 16, 2009 8:28 pm



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
Stay safe, Zachary

Yep, to every soldier.

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