Pink boxer shorts, a red T-shirt and bedroom slippers aren't everyone's idea of the ideal uniform for fighting the Taleban. But a young US soldier found himself battling the enemy in his underwear when his platoon came under a sudden attack by Taleban militants in Afghanistan on Monday. Zachary Boyd, 19, was sleeping when the ambush occurred and only had time to put on his helmet and body armor before grabbing his gun and rushing into action, leaving his "I love New York" pink boxers on full display. Army Specialist Boyd, fighting in Afghanistan with the US Army First Battalion, phoned home to warn his family of his sudden notoriety, much to the amusement of his parents. "He said, ‘I hear the Times is what they put on the President's desk’," said his mother, Sheree Boyd. "Then he told us, ‘I may not have a job any more after the President has seen me out of uniform’. "It was typical. He has always been an interesting little character." His father Tommy said he couldn’t stop laughing at seeing Boyd in pink boxers. "I ran to the computer and looked at The New York Times right quick," Mr Boyd told Texas radio station WBAP. "Lo and behold, I saw his pink underwear and just laughed for about the next five minutes." "I knew he was a boxer guy, I knew that for sure. I did not know they were pink, and I didn't know they said, ‘I love New York’." Boyd’s parents said he became motivated to join the US Army after the terror attacks on America on September 11, 2001 — perhaps the reason he was wearing ‘I love New York’ underwear. Boyd was promoted to an army specialist last week and says he hopes to someday lead men in combat – hopefully in full uniform. .
This May 3, 2009 photo shows seven-year-old Alexandra Rodriguez, a student at Nancy Lopez Elementary School, having her face decorated by Mark Reid, during the Fiesta del Rio Cinco de Mayo celebration at Cahoon Park in Roswell, N.M.
. A first grader from St Jude School, in Bridgetown, Ohio, observes a polar bear at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Avondale, Ohio, Thursday, May 7, 2009, during a school field trip. .
Giraffe calf Shani is seen with her father Naruk, left, and her mother Kibaya, right, at the Berlin Zoo, Friday, May 15, 2009. Shani was born May, 3, 2009. .
A seal appears with a comforter found in it's pool in the zoological garden in Jihlava, Czech Republic, Saturday, April 25, 2009. .
Polar bears Bill, right, and Lara react, at their first meeting, at the Zoom Erlebniswelt zoo, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Friday, April 17, 2009. Polar bear Bill came from the zoo in Bruenn, Czech Republic, as a new partner for female polar bear Lara. .
Close encounter : Newly hatched butterflies land on a woman during a press launch of the "Butterfly Jungle" at the Natural History Museum in London. .
Selection of some of the images taken over the years by the Hubble space telescope. Two astronauts from the US space shuttle Atlantis began the first of five ambitious space walks to overhaul the Hubble space telescope and extend its working life.
May 14, 2009 - Mother Dog was Hit By Car so Son Dog Protects & Saves Her Life!! This happened in Bronx, NY - Just before 6:30 a.m. a 9-year-old female yellow lab chow mix ran onto the Major Deegan Expressway and was hit by a car at exit 3. That's when another dog, her son, ran to the rescue, right there on the busy highway. The dog wouldn't let anyone near, barking at traffic and police officers, even as they tried to help. . Dogs are known for their loyalty toward their owners, but a dog in New York City took it to another level on Thursday. Police arrived to tend to an injured dog in the middle of a busy road, but another dog would not allow them near the animal. The dog was hit by a car during rush hour and suffered a broken leg. The injured dog's son bravely stayed in the middle of the road and protected his mother by keeping cars away. Officers were eventually able to retrieve the injured animal and transport her to a vet. When police got the injured dog into a cruiser, the other dog ran along next the vehicle.Officials say both dogs are okay and belong to the same owner. .
CBS' offbeat reporter Bill Geist is searching for the world's best burger. He lands in Moonshine Illinois,population: 2. What do they do? Sell burgers to each other?! Do they have the best burgers, or is it the best place to have a burger? .