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They hate us because we will fight them in our underwear

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double Down, May 22, 2009.

  1. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    This may be a DB. But if not, it will make your heart swell with pride.


    Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, who is from Texas, recently was sleeping when his post in eastern Afghanistan came under enemy attack. He jumps up, grabs his rifle and gets to his post, wearing pink boxers that say "I Heart New York" and flip flops.

    AP photographer David Guttenfelder is there and snaps a picture. Picture runs on the front page of the NYT.


    Boyd tells his parents, "I may not have a job anymore after the president has seen me out of uniform.”

    Bob Gates says, "Next time I go to Afghanistan, I want to shake Zachary Boyd's hand."
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  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member


    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because men in pink boxers stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
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  3. That is something out of a 1940's service comedy.
    And Gates is a real mensch for what he said.
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I posted this on my facebook yesterday. It takes a real man to fight the Taliban in pink "I (heart) NY" boxers. I love this guy (in a great story kind of way).
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Saw this when SC posted it. Awesome, awesome story.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I'm just sayin', I know there's rules of engagement and all, but if I'm that photographer, I'm gonna think twice before I snap a picture of a guy in his boxers when that guy has a high-powered weapon in his hand. Just sayin' is all.

    But yeah. Definite points for Gates for saying what he did.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Dock that private a day's pay for sleeping on the job.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Is there a military equivalent to baseball's Kangaroo Court?
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    What happened to "don't ask, don't tell, don't show everyone your pink boxers"?
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Nah. But he'll be made fun of for years.
  12. greenlantern

    greenlantern Guest

    Would you make fun of a guy that kills people whil wearing pink boxers?
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