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CueSi
05-22-2009, 11:19 AM
Gates Hails Soldier Snapped in Pink Boxer Shorts

Friday, May 22, 2009
FOXNEWS.com

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, Reuters reported.

Gates said in prepared remarks that 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 a speech to be delivered 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.


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They're probably pink since 19y/o soliders at the front don't get a chance to sort out darks from whites. Good on him though. . .and people of TX, he's one of yours. I'd hate to have been the Taliban taken out by this dude.

~QC

JB
05-22-2009, 07:01 PM
The pic, a kick and kudos to that kid for springing to action.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/533513/1_21_a450.jpg

Odysseus
05-23-2009, 09:12 PM
The pic, a kick and kudos to that kid for springing to action.

http://www.foxnews.com/images/533513/1_21_a450.jpg

This is why you should always sleep in your PT uniform in theater. It's also why we don't have a Victoria's Secret franchise through AAFES. :D

Sonnabend
05-24-2009, 08:49 AM
. It's also why we don't have a Victoria's Secret franchise through AAFES.

Yet. :D:D

Odysseus
05-24-2009, 12:04 PM
Yet. :D:D

You don't ask, I won't tell. :D

AmPat
05-24-2009, 12:20 PM
Under the circumstances the photographer could have snapped me wearing nothing but my danglies. The weapon becomes the uniform at that point.

I'd fly my gunship naked if the good guys were under fire.:cool:

Odysseus
05-25-2009, 09:34 PM
Under the circumstances the photographer could have snapped me wearing nothing but my danglies. The weapon becomes the uniform at that point.

I'd fly my gunship naked if the good guys were under fire.:cool:

As long as your door gunner was fully clothed. There are some weapons that are too formidable for combat. :D

AmPat
05-26-2009, 01:20 PM
As long as your door gunner was fully clothed. There are some weapons that are too formidable for combat. :D

Tandem seats, I'd sit real low!:D