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  1. Having served in the U.S Navy along side many women, both navy and marines and some of those marines were tough, I can’t but think to a story a friend of mine with ST6 told me about an op he was on in the MOG (Mogadishu) they were dug in on a beachhead looking to take out a high value target, when their water supply became contaminated by sea water, here they were dug in on a beach head in enemy territory, with no water and their only way off the beach was a swim to a sub…long story short they had to drink the water, each member of the team became sick and couldn’t control the bowl, so they are wet, sick, and popping all over themselves. You show me a women that can stay on task and complete the mission with those challenges and I would support her being a seal. Derrick you show me a women who will sit in her own feces and the feces of her team for hours just to take out a target, and that is a women that would probably do fine as a seal operator, the question is Why Would She want too? You could ask retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell what injuries he sustained during Operation Red Wings, but it might be quicker to ask which body parts were left intact. He sustained Eleven through-and-through [wounds]. A broken pelvis. A broken back. His shoulder was torn out. His knees were destroyed. He sustained pretty severe facial damage. He bit my tongue in half. His right hand was destroyed from his thumb over to his index finger. Marcus is rather matter-of-fact about the mission that saw 19 of his teammates killed in an ambush. Luttrell, was blasted over a ridge by a rocket propelled grenade and was knocked unconscious. Regaining consciousness some time later, Luttrell managed to escape – badly injured – and slowly crawl away down the side of a cliff. Dehydrated, with a bullet wound to one leg, shrapnel embedded in both legs, three vertebrae cracked. Traveling seven miles on foot he evaded the enemy for nearly a day, with all those injuries. Perhaps Marcus in an anomaly of a human being, but what happened to him is the potential of the types of situations you could be faced with, and as the news shows, our special forces units have been fighting for over 14 years, the mental toll on these fighting troops is starting to take a toll off the battle field also, The suicide rates for U.S. military members who serve in special forces, like the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers, have hit all-time highs. Navy Seals have been fighting now for 13, 14 years in hard combat — hard combat — and anybody that has spent any time in this war has been changed by it. It’s that simple. I don’t want to say their isn’t a women that could survive this, just not sure their is a women who would want to put herself in the situation.

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