The funeral of Private Kevin Elliott, who was killed during a battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan, was held in Dundee, Scotland. His best friend, Barry Delaney, didn’t wear funereal black; he showed up in a chartreuse dress. He was honoring the longtime agreement between the besties that if one of them died, the other had to wear a bright green dress to the funeral. Totally love this story. (via cheezburger)
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Here’s a photo of a soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry standing guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, like they have since 1948, as Hurricane Sandy blows through the east coast. (via TheDailyWh.at)
From BuzzFeed: “Belarussian soldiers found this baby squirrel close to death and brought it to their warrant officer, Pyotr Pankratau. He nursed the squirrel to health, feeding it every four hours. Now, two years later, Pankratau is a cab driver and the squirrel, Minsk, is never far from his side.”
From all corners of the globe, soldiers everywhere are tweeting naked photos of themselves saluting their comrade-in-arms, the recently disgrace Prince Harry. Over 8,000 military men have joined a Facebook group called Support Prince Harry With A Naked Salute. Sort of brings a tear to your eye and lump in your
pants throat. Check out more photos here and here.