Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend...

This story made my day a little pinker as i'm stuck in a gray cube til 5.
Army Spc. Zachary Boyd, 19, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, said he was in his sleeping quarters at Firebase Restrepo in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province when the Taliban attacked, forcing him to take up a defensive position while clad only in his helmet, protective vest, a T-shirt and his pink "I Love NY" boxer shorts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday.

A wire service photographer snapped a picture of Boyd rushing into action in his undershorts and the snapshot wound up on the front pages of the Star-Telegram and The New York Times.

The soldier's mother, Sheree Boyd, said her son called Monday night to tell her his picture might be in the Times.
"He said, 'I hear the Times is what they put on the president's desk,'" she said. "Then he told us, 'I may not have a job anymore after the president has seen me out of uniform.'"
Mrs. Boyd said she was not surprised to see her "Zacho" in pink underpants.
"It was typical," she said. "He has always been an interesting little character."

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday praised the soldier.

In fact, Gates said he wants to meet the soldier and shake his hand the next time he visits Afghanistan.
"Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage," Gates said in remarks prepared for a speech in New York.

Now isn't this story perfect right before our Memorial Day weekend begins??


  1. I read this earlier online, I loved it! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend

  2. Oh that is perfect! Haha! Have a wonderful weekend!


    PS. Miss Maizey Monroe is such a bundle of love, I want to snuggle her!

  3. Great blog post. Just started reading your blog but you got some great content and layout! Happy memorial day weekend!

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  4. haha that's cute! My husbands out there too... glad he didn't pack any pink underwear!

  5. What a cute story!

    p.s. thanks for the hairdryer suggestion on my blog!

  6. Awwww what a perfect story!

    I hope you are having a great Memorial Day! XO

  7. That's great...funny picture!

  8. That was SO GOOD. Thanks for the brightening!

  9. Hey girl! Thanks for your sweet words yesterday! Keep on keepin on in our heels, right?! :)

    I linked your giveaway on my latest blog btw! XOXO

  10. Wow, our Secretary of Defense has a great sense of humor.

  11. fab story...I love this...He will now live in infamy...awesome


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