I've met plenty.. loads.. tons... hell, I'm one of them.
combat was one big ass reason I enlisted in 1969 ...the NVA killed my big brother at Khe Sahn, and I enlisted to kill 'em back.
as for women in combat.... there's a ton of women I wouldn't want anywhere near a battle... but there are some I would want right next to me.
my daughter is one of those whom I would be proud to fight alongside with...she's tough, she's smart, she's a hardcharger, she's motivated, and she can put a round through a ticks ass at 500 yards....she's also too smart to follow in dads footsteps, instead choosing to be a scientist. ( she's working towards her PHD in applied Physics)
my wife.. not so much... she isn't built for such things as combat.
Because if you want to start comparing allies, you have to compare that "average" 140lb military man to the "average" 200 lb military man. Then just re-type everything you've said using that comparison instead, and we get identical statements.
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
you use a rather bogus theory of what 'the best' is and how grunts are selected. your comparison is theoretical only, will never happen in the real world. Will 100 of the 'best' ever fight together? Have you done hand to hand combat training? I can assure you the biggest and strongest NEVER won in our Bear Pit. most vicious, quickest, and yes luckiest won.
I am the one saying the trainee must MEET THE STANDARD to turn blue. YOU are the one talking about 'the best' and 100 against 100.
You also don't seem to have a concept of how grunts fight...it isn't a modern version of Gladiator. No paired combat. TACTICS, and TEAMWORK. Better the soldier who fights as part of the team than one who thinks he is Rambutt or some such.
If you agree determination is significant and it is very possible to fail no matter how determined then you have to agree brute strength can just as easily fail, especially if it isn't coupled with OUTstanding training and the skill/talent/intelligence to fight smart.
The saying isn't biggest SOB in the valley....its MEANEST...
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes