From PEOPLE Magazine Click to enlarge
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).