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Real Men Wear Pink Boxers

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A new image of soldierly courage appeared this week. It may not exactly remind you of Iwo Jima.

Nineteen-year-old Spc. Zachary Boyd of the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, was sleeping when the Taliban attacked his unit in Afghanistan's Kunar province. Boyd leapt from his bunk. He grabbed his weapon, pulled on his helmet and vest, and manned his station behind sandbags at Firebase Restropo. He did not stop to pull on trousers.

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But Defense Secretary Robert Gates told a group at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, "I can assure you that Spc. Boyd's job is very safe indeed. ... The next time I visit Afghanistan I want to meet Spc. Boyd and shake his hand. Any soldier who goes into battle against the Taliban in pink boxers and flip-flops has a special kind of courage."


My absolute favorite part? His boxers read "I love New York."

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