Transgender troops serve in silence

Transgender troops serve in silence

There are 6 comments on the USA Today story from Jul 23, 2013, titled Transgender troops serve in silence. In it, USA Today reports that:

These men and women weren't even a blip on the nation's radar until former Navy SEAL Team 6 member Chris Beck revealed in a memoir released last month that he had become Kristin Beck, a woman.

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Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#1 Jul 23, 2013
somethings missing here cant quite put my finger on it?<s>

“I'm here to make friends, etc.”

Since: Sep 10

Fernandina Beach, Florida

#2 Jul 23, 2013
I don't see why trans people shouldn't be able to serve.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#4 Jul 23, 2013
The AssTroll Stopper wrote:
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Because they're pusses
Let's pretend your assertion is correct, so are all frontline infantry, what's your point?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#5 Jul 23, 2013
I know several myself. Two Navy Seals, one Marine.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#7 Jul 24, 2013
I've personally known two who weren't "Pussies" in the sense that was meant in the deleted post.
# 1 was a "Tunnel rat" in Viet Nam. Has a bronze star or something.
#2 was Army Intelligence during the first desert storm. Later disabled doing something involving Heliocopters on the Soviet-Iranian border. Lotta vagueness about that!
#3 Ooopz, I almost forgot a girl I knew who was in pictures in Soldier Of Fortune Magazine, knew R K Brown, all that stuff. Could kill you sixteen ways with one hand tied behind her back. You know. Made a very nice transition.

Of course, I don't know her but there's Captain Jan Hamilton (Google) She was a Para in the British Army in No. Ireland and other places as well. Made a really nice transition and is now a female cop in Scotland.
They are anything but "Pussies"!
Regards, Terri

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#8 Jul 24, 2013
TerryE wrote:
I've personally known two who weren't "Pussies" in the sense that was meant in the deleted post.
# 1 was a "Tunnel rat" in Viet Nam. Has a bronze star or something.
#2 was Army Intelligence during the first desert storm. Later disabled doing something involving Heliocopters on the Soviet-Iranian border. Lotta vagueness about that!
#3 Ooopz, I almost forgot a girl I knew who was in pictures in Soldier Of Fortune Magazine, knew R K Brown, all that stuff. Could kill you sixteen ways with one hand tied behind her back. You know. Made a very nice transition.
Of course, I don't know her but there's Captain Jan Hamilton (Google) She was a Para in the British Army in No. Ireland and other places as well. Made a really nice transition and is now a female cop in Scotland.
They are anything but "Pussies"!
Regards, Terri
Well yea! Like are you man enough to be a woman? Takes real courage to be yourself instead of what others expect you to be.

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