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The Turret Gunner Was a She

mhood175 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:22 PM
Since he was left to fight the Persians ALONE because those that were supposed to help defend didn't show, I believe the 300 would have been delighted that women showed up to assist. I don't think PC would have entered his mind, even related to that medieval period of time! I think he would have welcomed the assistance and who knows, maybe it would have prevented the Persians from sneaking around over and behind the 300! Think about it! They got annilated BUT they put up one h*** of a fight! They get MY vote any day!

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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