She said that she was running for some political office somewhere and some male said that she could not have possibley earned all the medals she had shown the public.
Now, I didn't see her medals and awards, and she didn't mention what they were...however, I worked with a few female soldiers in Bosnia and Iraq who were going out almost everyday and doing the same shite us male soldiers were doing. We had female soldiers on the security teams, on the "guns" and driving. If we had to get out of the Humvees, outside the wire, they were next to us "men."
Even the troops who never left the camps and FOBs, had the same chances of getting hit by the same random, poorly aimed mortar rounds as the rest of us. Now the question I have is: "How many folks would be willing to stand up in the gun turret in a Humvee, with a 1/4 of metal in front of you and a little on the sides and be ready to fire up some asshole insurgent trying to attack the convoy. I did it a few times, and I'll tell you it scared the shit out of me.
Prep for mission in Baghdad- 50 Cal
Road back to Uglivik, Bosnia in the snowYes. In the modern wars we're fighting now, female troops can earn Bronze Stars, Combat Action Badges and all the other shit that the dudes can earn.
Coming soon: A cop story- "The great jewlery heist."