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The Turret Gunner Was a She

jimslag Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:54 AM
Last time I looked, our women were NOT Valkyrie's. Granted some women compete in competitive sports like triathletes well, not everyone is cut out for that. So, in life, not every male makes it in the military, so not every female will make it in the military. If they can make the physical standard required, then they should be allowed if they want to. If they cannot meet the standard, then they are relegated to support duties, just like the males. No special privileges, no reduction of standards. We pride ourselves as the best military in the world, let's keep it that way despite what Obama and his minions are trying to do.

Martin Dempsey, the Army general who's now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. "I asked the driver ... who he was (and) where he was from," the general remembers, "and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, 'Who are you?' And she leaned down and said, 'I'm Amanda.'

"And I said, 'Ah, OK.' So female turret gunner protecting division commander."

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