Saturday, July 04, 2009

Pink Boxer Shorts Soldier...

... is home in Fort Worth, Texas for July 4th celebrations. His "I love NY" pink boxers have gone to the 1st Infantry Division museum at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Specialist Zachary Boyd's unit came under fire in Afghanistan earlier this year while Boyd was napping. With no time to don his uniform Boyd grabbed his weapon, vest, and helmet and ran to the fire line.

He bought the pink undies on a layover in the Big Apple thinking they would make his buddies laugh. He said of the red T-shirt,

"The enemy already knew where I was. If they want to shoot at me, then that's less fire they put on the guys that are pinned down, so that's fine with me."
After the holiday, Boyd, who also has a face, will return to active duty at Ft. Hood near Killeen, Texas until Feb 2011. Then he intends to begin training for helicopter pilot, presumably with clean pink boxers.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

1 comment:

dcat said...

Nice post Indigo and a happy 4th to you too!