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.
Great podcast from NPR with an iconic image...of sorts. As one commentor posted at NPR's site:
The boy can wear whatever he likes...he was out saving his friends life, that is what matters.