Medal Of Honor Soldier Evokes Real Afghanistan Warrior

As many have noticed, the title man for the newly announced Medal of Honor is reminiscent of another Afghanistan fighter, the amply bearded "Cowboy" photographed by LIFE in 2002.

Chris Plante at UGO noticed the similarities and I have to say, he's not off by much. Facial hair - especially to that depth - is very irregular in the United States armed forces. Unless you fly a helicopter for the U.S. Marines, then anything's serviceable. (To all the Devil Dogs, I am kidding, dammit.) Add in the eyeshades and, well... about to get a letter, much?

Fun aside, it's a convenient coincidence that Medal of Honor's Afghanistan reboot evokes the image of a Special Forces soldier who notably served there. Just leave the Marlboro Man out of it, OK?

Meet the Real Life Hero Behind Medal of honour in Afghanistan [UGO; composite image from UGO]

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    That guy puts Captain Price to shame... I guess they're not only just plagiarising Call of Duty, but they wanted to go one better in the facial hair department.

      Oh and MW2 wasn't taking notes from Black Hawk Down and The Rock.

    Does it matter that he looks the same. It's nothing illegal. Has the world come to, "This person looks like me, remove it or i'll sue".

    Looks badass anway - even if they are taking the Modern Warfare to the step that everyone is going to copy and its going to get old real quick.

      ...who said anything about suing? The guy probably agreed to it... maybe a Rogue warrior type scenario, like Bethesda did? ...I think it says more about what the world has 'come to' when people are so conditioned to automatically jump to the conclusion that someone is ready to sue over anything... xD

      dude this is EA that dude is probably consulting on the project and thus the face of it

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