My father was a WWII vet (his Ike jacket hangs in a closet about 3 feet from where I’m sitting), but he wasn’t a very sentimental guy and wouldn’t care much for a lacrimose Memorial Day tribute.
But he would appreciate the sentiment expressed by Sgt. Ben Lepping—because it’s the kind of thing flesh-and-blood heros do when they aren’t dodging bullets on our behalf. A Military Times blogger reports:
When I came to Afghanistan, I expected to find many strange and unusual sights. A gunnery sergeant with a tattoo of Sarah Palin on his buttocks wasn’t one of them.
That’s right. Sgt. Lepping has a tatoo of Sarah Palin on his butt:
Within minutes of meeting Marines who patrol this former Taliban stronghold … I was introduced to fun-loving Gunnery Sgt. Benjamin Lepping’s left butt cheek.
At which location there is a tatoo of Palin. And yes, there’s a pic:
Lepping got the tattoo last June while on assignment in Alaska:
I decided I wanted to get a tattoo that reminded me of Alaska … What could be better than getting a tattoo of the hottest cougar in the Republican Party?
Most people who visit Alaska come back with photos of eagles. Lepping came back with a “picture” of … well … someone who (if President) would not skip the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington.
[ht Doug Powers]