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Soldierettes ---for Steve
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KriagWY    Posted 02-04-2004 at 12:29:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
There are soldierettes, there are male soldiers. There are both wonderful true heros of our nation. Past Present and Future.

One such soldierette was activated a couple years after breaking her back when she was thrown from a horse. Her back doctor told her not to go because of possible injury. She didn't listen and the doctor was correct. She re-injured her back and now she has to be sent to Minnapoulis to have the operation. They have to go in the front to remove part of the back bone, the flip her over and go in the back to put rods in to support her back bone. Her doctor asked her if it was worth it and she said yes.

A couple months ago I was at Walter Reed when this soldierette was medivaced from Kuwait. I watched her helping a young soldier light and smoke his cigarette. He had lost both arm in Iraq. His hopes just been shattered because he was told he wouldn't be able to return to his comrades in Iraq. His tears were not for his lost but that he felt he had deserted his comrads.

Steve, before you condem this or any other war you think is not necessary, go talk to the people who are giving their all for this country. Get their views. Until you have walked in their COMBAT boots, you will never realy know.


steve19438    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:11:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
soldierettes???? can that be anymore sexist or condescending towards women?
a soldier is a soldier.

KraigWY    Posted 02-04-2004 at 14:14:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got the term Soldierette from my wife who, with a lady captain, were medivaced from Kuwait together. They coined that phrase while they were running around Walter Reed.

You tell them they are sexist, I ain't gonna, they earned the right to proudly call themselves as SOLDIERETTEs.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:21:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
"a soldier is a soldier

Not according to you this AM...

You made a clear distinction...In fact you intimated that it was somehow 'more' tragic that women had died in a war zone...And you continue to ignore the links I posted in answer to 'what is our country coming to' in reference to women in war and especially ones that had died in service...Women dying in war is nothing new, though you seem to think so...

You can't even begin to be consistant or answer logically...

That is what happens when you try to 'feel my pain'...Or anyone elses...

steve19438    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:42:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i do think it is more tragic for women to die in combat same as i think that crime directed at kids is more tragic than when it happens to adults.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:51:47       [Reply]  [No Email]


Nice segue...

steve19438    Posted 02-04-2004 at 14:26:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
what's a "segue"?

toolman    Posted 02-04-2004 at 13:05:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
kriag, its none of my bussiness and i shouldn,t say anything, but i will because i was told the same thing about having a back operation and on doctor wanted to go in through the front, they decided that to do that would POSSIBILTY cause me more problems than i already had with my back, check it out really really good before you decide that route, see another specialists or whatever , but there can be some pretty serious side effects and problems from a front type operation. things may have changed since i was going to do it , and it may be better now , i hope so good luck to you both.

Mac/MS    Posted 02-04-2004 at 12:48:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And not to be over looked is that since the Vetnam war all our military people chose of their own free will to join whatever branch they saw fit, myself included. We all took an oath to obey the Commander in Chief, the President of the United States, and to protect the intrest of the United States, again of our own free will.

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