What makes letter writer George Linker think that women do not realize that death is a very real possibility of combat?
Does he feel the need to explain this to the men who enlist or attend officer training in the various military branches? Or is it only women who need this spelled out to them?
What makes him think that patriotism, honor, and sacrifice to the fullest extent only apply to men?
Women who are police officers or firefighters realize they may die in the line of duty, yet still chose careers that are dangerous because of integrity and the desire to help others. The same applies to women in the military who want to serve their country.
Many women would be honored to serve beside their male comrades and are obviously ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Linker needs to wake up and realize that women are just as intelligent and capable as men and no longer wait on men in their “pretty dress.”
Tonya Leon, Miami