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The perspective of a warrior on women in combat

- by - February 13, 2013 - 23:54 America/New_York - 2 Comments

After the recent garbage from political pander bears about women in combat it’s time for a response from a warrior who’s main concern is not his own temporary political career.

The Late General Robert H. Barrow, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, winner of the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Veteran of three wars, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, speaks on the notion of women in ground combat units.  Thirteen and a half minutes.  (The last three are dark screen.) Listen to it all.

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 14th, 2013

    Combat is…killing; that’s what it is.

    Yes. It is killing people and breaking things. There is no way to sugar-coat combat. It is brutal and unforgiving. And while we show reverence for those that stand in harm’s way to keep us from harm, we cannot fathom what goes through their mind. We can only use flowery words that are wholly insufficient in praise and thanks for what our soldiers do. Here is my meager attempt that falls somewhat short of the mark.

    To all members of our military. Thank you for keeping us free.

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  2. Claudia

    February 14th, 2013

    Oh, crap, shit, fart – I clicked the – instead of the +
    so sorry!!!!

    I was going to say, before I rudely interrupted myself, that I’d like to be a part of something that breaks things, but I’d have real trouble with the killing part. Well, I could kill if I was attacked or saw someone else being attacked, but I know that isn’t always the case in combat.

    I’ll stick with praying for our military.

    (still would like to break stuff. ‘Specially after listening to little o blather his socialist shit)

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