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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Yes and she got to that point by the reduced standards for females. So what?
    By whatever standards she got in on in 2001, she seems to be perfectly capable of doing what needs to be done:

    "...After insurgents hit the convoy with a barrage of fire from machine guns, AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, Hester "maneuvered her team through the kill zone into a flanking position where she assaulted a trench line with grenades and M203 rounds," according to the Army citation accompanying the Silver Star.

    "She then cleared two trenches with her squad leader where she engaged and eliminated three AIF [anti-Iraqi forces] with her M4 rifle. Her actions saved the lives of numerous convoy members," the citation stated.

    Hester, a varsity softball and basketball player in high school, joined the Army in 2001 and was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's 617th Military Police Company, based in Richmond, Ky..."

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    By whatever standards she got in on in 2001, she seems to be perfectly capable of doing what needs to be done:

    "...After insurgents hit the convoy with a barrage of fire from machine guns, AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, Hester "maneuvered her team through the kill zone into a flanking position where she assaulted a trench line with grenades and M203 rounds," according to the Army citation accompanying the Silver Star.

    "She then cleared two trenches with her squad leader where she engaged and eliminated three AIF [anti-Iraqi forces] with her M4 rifle. Her actions saved the lives of numerous convoy members," the citation stated.

    Hester, a varsity softball and basketball player in high school, joined the Army in 2001 and was assigned to the Kentucky National Guard's 617th Military Police Company, based in Richmond, Ky..."
    Again so what? This was 1 woman, just 1. Females make up 11% of the military. Not saying she did not, but I am wary of reports like this during war time. They also trump up reports from males as well.

    I also have a feeling this is trumped up crap like Jessica Lynch. The Army has a habit of doing that.

    This does not say much.
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Again so what? This was 1 woman, just 1. Females make up 11% of the military.
    Not all men distinguish themselves either.

    You sure are going to great lengths to deny the facts. Some women can serve and serve well - better than some men. Get over it.

    I also have a feeling this is trumped up crap like Jessica Lynch. The Army has a habit of doing that.
    Wow. I dare you to say that to her face. Tell her she doesn't deserve her medals.

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    This has turned into a really big pissing contest.....where, BTW, men have an advantage....
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Not all men distinguish themselves either.
    So what?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    You sure are going to great lengths to deny the facts. Some women can serve and serve well - better than some men. Get over it.
    This coming from the guy who wants all the requirements reduced across the board.

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Wow. I dare you to say that to her face. Tell her she doesn't deserve her medals.
    I don't have to, she already knows...

    "Much of the Jessica Lynch story is true. The soldiers did fall into an ambush and 11 of Lynch's comrades died. But that she "continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds," that she was later stabbed or that she killed several Iraqis during the battle (The Washington Post, April 4)? This is all very dramatic, but unfounded and false. Dr. Harith al-Houssona, who saved Lynch's life while at al-Nasiriyah General Hospital, concluded: "There was no [sign of] shooting, no bullet inside her body, no stab wound-only road traffic accident." This was later confirmed by U.S. Col. David Rubenstein at Landstuhl Hospital in Germany." - Jessica Lynch story
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

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    God I wish you could get him on that boat, and I could watch.
    Me too.

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Again so what? This was 1 woman, just 1. Females make up 11% of the military. Not saying she did not, but I am wary of reports like this during war time. They also trump up reports from males as well.

    I also have a feeling this is trumped up crap like Jessica Lynch. The Army has a habit of doing that.

    This does not say much.
    Whether you want to believe that story or not, the fact remains, that there are women currently in the military that can physically handle carrying heavy gear and whatever else that is required. That is because they trained and got in shape.

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    Whether you want to believe that story or not, the fact remains, that there are women currently in the military that can physically handle carrying heavy gear and whatever else that is required. That is because they trained and got in shape.
    She is not in a Combat MOS, I have no problem with that. I am talking about combat MOS positions. Infantry, Armor and Artillery. I know almost none of the women in the service presently can handle being a loader or part of a mortar crew. Hell, allot of guys can barely handle it.

    Plenty of other positions exist within the military females can do well. Combat arms is not one of them.
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Just wanted to add we all know how bad female drivers are. You want to put that behind the T-stick of a tank? Or any armored vehicle!!!





























    Just kidding, I could not resist.
    Last edited by Black Dog; 02-27-10 at 05:12 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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