Women In Combat
ABC News carried the AP report on the first woman to receive the Silver Star since World War II
Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, 617th Military Police Company, Kentucky National Guard, received the award for gallantry during a March 20 insurgent ambush on a convoy in Iraq. Two men in her unit also received Silver Stars in the action, and several other members of the unit, including another woman, received lesser awards.
I want those fools in Congress who say women can't be in combat to explain to me why someone who can perform at the level of ability required to win a Silver Star and be alive to wear it, doesn't deserve the opportunity to be recognized for their abilities.
If you don't want them to act as Combat Infantry, provide enough Combat Infantry to do the job.
It would be really great if even a few members of Congress or this misadministration would show half of the courage and leadership ability that Sergeant Hester displayed.