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    Man wears bright green dress and pink leg warmers to funeral of his best friend, a soldier killed in Afghanistan, to honor a pact they had made

    It was a promise neither man would have wanted to keep. Yesterday the funeral of a Black Watch soldier killed in Afghanistan took a bizarre turn when his best friend arrived in a bright green dress and pink leg warmers to honour a pact that the two of them had made.
    Private Kevin Elliott and his friend, Barry Delaney, had agreed that whoever survived the other should wear a dress to the dead man’s funeral. Mr Delaney duly fulfilled the pledge as a tribute to Private Elliott, who was killed aged 24 while on foot patrol in the southern province of Helmand on August 31.
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    He kept his promise, I have to give him that. On the other hand, he is an fugly woman
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    He kept his promise, I have to give him that. On the other hand, he is an fugly woman
    I'll second that! A bittersweet story for sure

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    Rest easy Private Kevin Elliott.

    It's a bit different to be sure, and good on Mr Delaney for following through. His display of loyalty to his friend speaks volumes about the young man lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    Rest easy Private Kevin Elliott.

    It's a bit different to be sure, and good on Mr Delaney for following through. His display of loyalty to his friend speaks volumes about the young man lost.
    That's the true meaning of brotherhood. Something that many outside of the Military and / or Law Enforcement have absolutely no idea about.


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    Amen to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    That's the true meaning of brotherhood. Something that many outside of the Military and / or Law Enforcement have absolutely no idea about.
    This is so true. Its nice to see that kind of loyalty is still put there.

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    A honorable thing to do. RIP Private Elliott. Pink leg warmers were never so well worn!
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    What a heartbreaking photograph. Mr. Delaney was a true friend, and his loss can be seen in his face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    What a heartbreaking photograph. Mr. Delaney was a true friend, and his loss can be seen in his face.
    +1. Rest in peace , Private Elliot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTR man View Post
    That's the true meaning of brotherhood. Something that many outside of the Military and / or Law Enforcement have absolutely no idea about.
    I have a fella that lives in the farming community area I do that served in Vietnam and made a pact with a couple brother Soldiers in the same fashion about never shaving his beard again if any of them did not come home. He does keep it up but his beard is about a foot long and has not been shaved off since he flew home after his tour.

    And to the fallen Soldier, RIP
    STOP RESISTING!!!!

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