Friday, May 23, 2008


if you could ask a female veteran anything...what would it be? it can be simple, complex...ask.


two days ago at work, some girl was talking about how she wanted to join the military (she wasn't sure what branch)...i told her i was in the Army...she looked at me and asked..."but you're not a soldier right? like you don't carry guns?"


Blogger Long-time RN said...

...and your response was??? Probably shouldn't ask, huh! Thinking about those in service, those who have served overseas throughout history, and the families who have stood strong in support this Memorial weekend. Again, you have our thanks.
Cathy B

5/23/2008 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Private Benjamin's granddaughter perhaps?

5/24/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous catnapping said...

I remember the first time I was in the Army. We didn't get weapons training back then. We were WACS.

No shit. We actually had a class where we were taught how to smoke a cigarette in a lady-like manner. (I didn't smoke.)

A women came one week to show us how to wear make-up. We PT'd alot. We even had 10 days in the field, and learned first aid. We drilled for hours...We weren't allowed to sleep at night...did all our own laundry. (this included dipping our cords in liquid bleach and letting them almost dry before we ironed them.)

Women were regarded as ornamental, pretty much.

When I came back in in the late 80s, things had changed, big time, and THANK GOD. No more pallas athena, we were actually soldiers.

5/30/2008 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger GI Kate said...

catnapping...thanks for your comment! no weapons training and taught how to smoke a cigarette in a lady-like manner? thats insane to me! when did you first go in?

5/31/2008 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous cat said...

It was the early 70s. We were still in Nam.

Embarrassingly, I rate 2 National Defense awards - VietNam and Desert Storm. I have never been in-country, let alone under fire.

5/31/2008 01:10:00 PM  

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