Monday, May 25, 2009

Thanks on this Memorial Day!

On the day that we honor our brave troops I wanted to thank every man and woman that has proudly worn the colors and the camo of the US military. If it wasn’t for them we would not have the liberties we have today. I am so thankful to each and every one of them who have served and who are serving today. I don’t even know where to begin to thank the current and past members of our military.

Here is a fine example of the pride and effort our troops show on a daily basis, of course not every day do you catch one in their boxers!

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday praised an Army soldier in eastern Afghanistan who drew media attention this month after rushing to defend his post from attack while wearing pink boxer shorts and flip-flops.

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.

"I can only wonder about the impact on the Taliban. Just imagine seeing that: a guy in pink boxers and flip-flops has you in his cross-hairs. What an incredible innovation in psychological warfare," he said.
Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, rushed from his sleeping quarters on May 11 to join fellow platoon members at a base in Afghanistan's Kunar Province after the unit came under fire from Taliban positions.

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."

When the image wound up on the front page of the New York Times, Boyd told his parents he might lose his job if President Barack Obama saw him out of uniform.

"I can assure you that Specialist Boyd's job is very safe indeed," Gates said in the speech.

That shows that young mans courage and his keen fashion sense!
Thanks and God bless all of our military!

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