This is our all time favorite video. You've got to give those Brit lads a standing ovation for this one shot wonder. Sgt. Andy Stokoe of the Royal Dragoon Guards, in the dark blue towel, came up with the idea for a parody on this song. He recruited Staff Sgt. Roger Parr to play the main role as a look alike of the original spoof. The lads filmed the video at Al Faw base in Iraq, May 13, 2005. They emailed it to Army friends in London and proceeded to crash the Ministry of Defence (MoD) computer servers. The MoD said the spoof was "brilliant" and the crash didn't cause any trouble. According to the BBC, Sgt. Parr said, "We did the video towards the end of our six-month tour in Iraq. It has been a lot of hard work and we just wanted to get a bit of a laugh and lift morale." It became a You Tube sensation and is still our all time favorite.
Spec Ops Cat and I have a running battle about favorite YouTube videos. He prefers international military videos, while I support United States troops. Check out one of our favorite YouTube videos on the right, filmed aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Somebody really needs to keep an eye on those sailors. As usual!
I had the pleasure of meeting Lt. Cmdr. Tom Rancich, Ret., Navy SEAL, (see left) at author Suzanne Brockmann's reader event in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2006. A great guy, he was very informative and showed his sense of humor. This is one of my favorites about how Navy SEAL Tom and Author Suzanne met. You can check out his web site at http://www.tomrancich.com and also purchase and download his book in progress.