Our Boys in Afghanistan Go Gaga
11:35 AM, Apr 30, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
I saw this yesterday. It's a lot of fun, and fit to go viral, so here it is for your enjoyment. My favorite part is the info posted by Aaron Melcher, who uploaded the video: "We have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think." I can imagine it is.
Life in a war zone often means many hours doing just about nothing in between bursts of intense danger, which results in our brave servicemen and women also being experts in Fluffernutter-eating contests and Lady Gaga remakes. Which, I think it's fair to say, should make us even more grateful to them than we already are. The costumes and props are an homage to Lady Gaga's and Beyonce's original version. The Smoking Gun has more on these musical members of the 82nd Airborne, including pictures in standard uniforms, here.
To illustrate the rich history of U.S. Armed Forces, YouTube, air-band remakes, I give you an old personal favorite of mine: The Black Eyed Peas' "Pump It," from the U.S. Navy.