And, if she fits in with the unit, performs well, saves lives like any other medic, why is she being pulled?You know, I read a book recently called "band of sisters".The times that Ill miss the most is her coming over to Goats and my room just to talk and hang out.Also Ill never forget here smile and positve [sic] outlook on everything. Kat may have suffered the greatest single attack of "Great Hall Echo" ever suffered by a post.The fact that "her" platoon called her "Doc" tells me all I need to know about where she really belongs.by Blake Kirk on May 1, 2008 PM So far, all of the physical objections that I know of have been put to bed because there many women who are doing so. we can't seem to wrap our minds around "selective service" for women. I guess those are the top grumbles that I can recall.
If there are no rules then one needs to make the commanders better. What is the problem with women on the front lines/in combat roles?by Oldloadr on May 1, 2008 PM Kat, as you pretty much said, the US army can't avoid being stupid if the governing laws are stupid.If there is now no medic i guess that's compound interest.She didn't pull anyone from a burning vehicle or save 10 Marines from an ambush, but reading the comments from her legacy guest book, Corporal Ellis was the kind of medic every unit wishes they had.She went out of her way to care for her "troops" even when technically "off duty", stopping by one tent nightly to take the blood pressure of a soldier who had just been diagnosed with high blood pressure among the many.