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Silver Star for female soldier
A female National Guard soldier recently was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for valor, for her role in a firefight with insurgents. Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester of Nashville, Tennessee, is the first woman to receive the award since World War II.

Hester received the Silver Star in a ceremony at Camp Liberty, Iraq, along with two other soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard's 617th Military Police Company.

Three more soldiers received the Bronze Star. Hester's unit thwarted an insurgent ambush against a coalition convoy on March 20. After a 45-minute firefight, 27 insurgents were dead, six wounded, and one captured. Three soldiers from the 617th were wounded. (Full story)

In Falluja, female Marines normally assigned to support units are providing security and searching women and children. According a story on the Marine Corps Web site, six female Marines attached to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team-8, are stationed at entry control points throughout the southern sector of the city.

At those checkpoints, Iraqi women and children pass through a search area hidden from male Marines and civilians, where the female Marines, known as the Female Search Force, search them. Iraqi men go to a separate area where male Marines search them.

The female Marines also help search vehicles that pass through the checkpoints.

Capt. Sean K. Butler, a 36-year-old commander of the battalion's Weapons Company, said the female Marines have an important role in the battalion's operations.

"It's out of respect for Iraqi culture," he said. "In this society, men and women don't associate as freely as we do in the states."

--I congradulate EVERYONE that serves or has served their country. The United States should be like Isreal and REQUIRE service of males for 4 years and women for a minimum of 2 years right after they get out of high school no matter who you are. IMHO

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That is awesome! More congrads to the women that fight along side the men! all around!!!




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That is awesome! More congrads to the women that fight along side the men! all around!!!

Yes, yes. Just think that the "going throughs" should be the same for the females. None of this, "Women's upper and lower bodies aren't built the same as men."

My answer, "Well then, women have stronger abdominal muscles, so why they get to still do less sit-ups than the males? And if you want to hold a combat MOS (ie: infantry, field artililery or others) then you should have to pass the same physical fitness tests that the males do."

Nothing wrong with women being in combat, just should have to do the same that the guys do.
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I agree if they are going to make it equal then make it equal.

However, women don't have the same upper body strength that men have. (this is from a medical standpoint don't give me times when it's wrong) This would include sit-ups. In order for a woman to gain male type strength she would have to have testgerone either by steroids or by taking a estrogen blocker. But the sideeffects of that would be BAD for many reasons.

In any affect, yes, Iraq is graying the idea of no front line fighting for women. That's just cause Iraq is completely a pit of hell.

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I agree if they are going to make it equal then make it equal.

However, women don't have the same upper body strength that men have. (this is from a medical standpoint don't give me times when it's wrong) This would include sit-ups. In order for a woman to gain male type strength she would have to have testgerone either by steroids or by taking a estrogen blocker. But the sideeffects of that would be BAD for many reasons.

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Unfortunately you are wrong on the sit-ups category. It has been medically proven that women's abdominal region is significantly stronger than a males from the start due to the simple fact that they give birth to children, well at least if they do it traditionally.
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I was thinking about that...but can't say I can back up either side with fact... so which ever...




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And their "scientific evidence" is not completely true for everyone cause I know females in the military that can spank a guy in push-ups and a 2-mile run. So yeah, it doesn't matter. However, they may be worried about their hair and nails!

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Guy that are all concerned about their hair and nails!

So I guess the guy that I went to school with who is on "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" , I should well, do what / say what when I see him at our reunion? Cause I know he's probably got a little bit more money than I do.
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So I guess the guy that I went to school with who is on "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy" , I should well, do what / say what when I see him at our reunion? Cause I know he's probably got a little bit more money than I do.
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