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Marine Goes Viral For Merman Photoshoot To Make Deployed Pals Laugh


Marine Goes Viral For Merman Photoshoot To Make Deployed Pals Laugh

A U.S Marine stationed in Florida has gone viral for posting a Merman outfit to cheer up troops deployed overseas. 

Beau Shepherd appears wearing a blue and gold tail  and a camouflage hat

Beau Shepherd, the tattooed Serviceman was seen with a blue and gold tail as well as with a camouflage hat for a shoot.

Shepherd poses shirtless on a Florida beach to reveal tattoos across his chest

Shepherd had approached Jacqueline Elliott – a photographer and has had an arrangement for a shoot where props were incorporated as inside jokes.

Sharing the snaps by Elliot, on her Facebook page, comments witnessed as at weekend had over 4,500 shares. But were taken down due to his superior officers.

Jacqueline Elliott: ‘Yes Sadly we had to take it down per his higher officers but so glad it made you smile!’

The Marine Picture however, made his child and wife, Alicia giggles.

Elliott from the Trinity-based company has a child who goes to the same school as Shepherd and his wife Alicia’s daughter

“My daughter thought it was cool and funny, so now she will always have a pic of me as a merman.

Shepherd is pictured in a uniform from 2015

After seeing the original post go viral she shared a link to the images hosted on her own website and declared: ‘who needs mermaids when you have mermen?!’ Elliott revealed.

‘I am so glad it made people laugh and smile! Life is so short… take time to laugh and enjoy the humor! I love my job that I get to make magic and bring people together with photography!’ he added.

He was symbolizing moving ‘from sea to land’ like he does in his Marine job

Speaking to WDRB about that shoot, Shepherd stated “well my job in the Marines is amphibious, as in we move from sea to land, so I wanted to include that.

Shepherd mainly wanted his Marine buddies to ‘laugh at the ridiculousness of it all’

I mainly wanted something as a joke to my Marine buddies that would make them laugh at the ridiculousness of it all”.

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