Fort Bragg soldiers whose goofy war-zone remake of a Lady Gaga video went viral over the weekend and soared to more than 3 million hits on YouTube have won a thumbs up from the brass.
"The brigade command team is happy to see that they also still have a good sense of humor and that morale is high," said Maj. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman in Afghanistan for the division's 4th Brigade Combat Team via e-mail from Kandahar Air Field.
The soldiers have a challenging mission there, and they were just having a good time and "blowing off some steam in their downtime," Baldanza said.
As a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, I should note that this is probably one of the tamest incidents in the 4th BCT's short history. Not long after the 4th BCT was constituted, we got this scandal. Then there was this one. (Both from the 2-508th, no less)