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Friday, June 24, 2005

I knew the Marine Corps was a little weird, but... 
What's up with the "His" and "Hers" convoys?

Edit:

The Guardian answers my question, with more details:
The women were part of a team of Marines who were assigned to various checkpoints around Fallujah. Female Marines are used at the checkpoints to search Muslim women ``in order to be respectful of Iraqi cultural sensitivities,'' a military statement said. It is considered insulting for a male Marine to search a female Muslim.


It's tough to lose troops. I was extraordinarily lucky, in that my battalion didn't lose any of its organic members. But losing one of them was my worst nightmare.

I think it would have been doubly hard for me to have lost a woman. Let alone six. Chauvenist that I am, my instincts towards women are still protective.

There's a unit that's hurting terribly today. And some families who have lost their wives and daughters.

Comments:
Hey, excellent website. A great Iraq resource is Deaths in Iraq. It breaks all of the casualties down by age, race, branch of the military, country, etc.
 
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