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January 8, 2008

Dear PEOPLE Editors, Well, I really don’t know how to start this…. I’m in the military deployed in Iraq. Not to be cocky or anything … Me and my roommate have been told frequently that we are sexy by female soldiers as well as civilians [see enclosed photos]. I’ve followed your magazines on sexiest people. Why not honor all military branches and give us a spot? We don’t have to be No. 1 or even 2. I’ll wait anxiously for your reply. In the meantime, we’ll be hitting the gym.

[Signed]
Sgt. Escobedo, Emmanuel

Dear Sgt. Escobedo, Happy to oblige!

[Signed]
PEOPLE magazine

SGT. EMMANUEL ESCOBEDO, ARMORER

Hometown: McAllen, Texas

Age: 28

Status: Married, four children

Military Career: Two years active duty (15-month tour in Iraq), four with the Texas National Guard.

SGT. JORGE LUIS OQUENDO, SUPPLY SERGEANT

Hometown: The Bronx

Age: 28

Status: Married, four children

Military Career: Four years active duty (15-month tour in Iraq).