Army Soldier's Boxers Make Him Famous

Boxers or briefs?  That is the age old question most guys ponder. For one Fort Worth soldier currently based in Afghanistan, his preference was revealed in a widely circulated photo that has made him famous. 19-year-old Army Specialist Zachary Boyd was sleeping in his quarters in the eastern mountains of Afghanistan when his base was attacked by Taliban insurgents.  Boyd immediately rushed to a defensive position clad in his helmet, body armor, and pink 'I Love NY' boxers.  An Associated Press photographer happened to be embedded with the unit and snapped the picture.

Boyd was home on leave last March, but his return flight was delayed in New York City. A buddy’s sister took him on a whirlwind tour and that’s when he bought the pink shorts, his mother said.

He no doubt selected pink boxers as a joke to share with his fellow soldiers, Sheree Boyd said.

"They like to have a good time," she explained about the soldiers, "to deal with the tension."

There has been plenty of that; just read the news. His mother said he has been in at least 200 firefights.

"They have something going on just about every day, and some times all day long," Sheree Boyd said. "As a mother, it really turns your stomach up."

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(image credit: AP/David Guttenfelder)

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