Roy Robert Robinson
Roy Robert Robinson

I have served 33 years and I am still serving along side men and women. Everyone who puts on a uniform and serves their country deserves the utmost respect, all are equal in the eyes of God and so it should be the same with man. Serving with Pride and Honour as God looks down on me and then one day someday I will be at home with the Lord for ever. God Bless all who serve and remember some gave their all for your tomorrow.

Roy Robinson

Jo Virtue
Jo Virtue
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Here here roy, well said

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Very well said.

Becky Shaffer
Becky Shaffer
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Well said, Roy!

Virginia Fay Marr
Virginia Fay Marr
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Thank you for your dedicated service Roy, to this great country. May God Bless You from a Vietnam Era army medical corpsman veteran. :-)

Todd Cathey
Todd Cathey
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Hey Roy pull your head out! A "rightous" mans family goes with HIM you wankers with all this equal crap also believe in global warming and earth day.Simpering pukes take the word bait!!

Kerris Milligan
Kerris Milligan
  • Roy Robert Robinson

Very true, we owe those who gave their lives or health, everything we are and have, our freedom, our Nation. They deserve our respect and support!

Rose Rea
Rose Rea
  • Roy Robert Robinson

thanks for your service.

Graeme Mckenzie
Graeme Mckenzie
  • Roy Robert Robinson

WHICH GOD IS THAT?THE ONE WHO SAYS "thou shalt not kill"???? if everyone who puts on a uniform and serves theircountry desrves "utmost respect"?, well, the Taliban fall into this category. u got osama so why are u all still there u war-mongering, ill-informed, gullible yank b******.

Mario Hernandez
Mario Hernandez
  • Roy Robert Robinson

No women EVER served with me in the jungles of Vietnam. I don`t want to sound 'machista' and I give th credit for what they actually do. The 'respect' all women claim is the respect most of them never showed to men veterans of war. All of a sudden they want absolute respect the great mayority of them have not won by actions. So I will give the right amount of credit that they individually deserve.

Claire Resoli
Claire Resoli
  • Roy Robert Robinson

well said roy.

Oliver Breeden
Oliver Breeden

I feel a womans place is in the home raising kids. I also think that IF a woman wants to be in the service she should be in the rear echelon and not where she can be injured or killed. I think it is just part of the MALE personality to want to protect a woman and I wonder how many males are killed because they were watching out for a woman in battle. Yes I have served in Viet Nam and thank God the only women we saw were nurses and those that came over to entertain troops. I think it is just...

I feel a womans place is in the home raising kids. I also think that IF a woman wants to be in the service she should be in the rear echelon and not where she can be injured or killed. I think it is just part of the MALE personality to want to protect a woman and I wonder how many males are killed because they were watching out for a woman in battle. Yes I have served in Viet Nam and thank God the only women we saw were nurses and those that came over to entertain troops. I think it is just plain stupid to send women with children into battle. It seems this country is going the ways of our enemies.

Audrey Brantley
Audrey Brantley
  • Oliver Breeden

whoooa... I could go on far about this. some agreement since women aren't physically as strong as men but you are way behind the times on this because the your whole concept of women is so out there. I think I will let it be at a friendly concern.

Mary Beth Hribar Breeden
Mary Beth Hribar Breeden
  • Oliver Breeden

Really? Women's place is at home!!! Joking right????

Eliza Beth
Eliza Beth
  • Oliver Breeden

I get the whole "I want to protect you cause you're a girl, and I'm a guy." thing, its just the nature of man.... But to say a woman's place is in the house or in the back of the group is just wrong. And as to how many males are killed because they are watching out for a woman in battle? taking into consideration that women are less than 15% of all armed forces, Not many. But I would just like to think that they didn't die protecting her because she is a female as much as he died protecting...

I get the whole "I want to protect you cause you're a girl, and I'm a guy." thing, its just the nature of man.... But to say a woman's place is in the house or in the back of the group is just wrong. And as to how many males are killed because they are watching out for a woman in battle? taking into consideration that women are less than 15% of all armed forces, Not many. But I would just like to think that they didn't die protecting her because she is a female as much as he died protecting a fellow combatant. Its not like if the girl they died protecting was a guy, they wouldn't have died protecting him too. And its as stupid to send women with children into battle as it is to send men with children into battle for, if as you said she belongs at home with the kids...and her husband, the father of her children gets killed, who is going to provide? =/ The fallacy of your argument makes it completely invalid and quite sexist....

Julie Brooks Combs
Julie Brooks Combs
  • Oliver Breeden

I am a retired army officer, my areas were OCS Cadre both TAC and Instructor Certified, Transportation, Logistics, Human Ressources/AG, Operations and Budget Analysis. Unfortunately the generations of men have not been the same. I see both sides here. My father is a WWII Vet at 87 now - he still prefers women be looked after by their husband so she can be home with the kids in her home environment to support and raise the children with all her energy saved for herself and her family or...

I am a retired army officer, my areas were OCS Cadre both TAC and Instructor Certified, Transportation, Logistics, Human Ressources/AG, Operations and Budget Analysis. Unfortunately the generations of men have not been the same. I see both sides here. My father is a WWII Vet at 87 now - he still prefers women be looked after by their husband so she can be home with the kids in her home environment to support and raise the children with all her energy saved for herself and her family or interests. This is a protective thing. But he also raised 6 girls to be educated and believe they can do anything they so wish. This is why his baby, me went into active duty when I was 19. I loved it! So I stayed in and now am 44yo retired and am at home to see my son's high school graduation and take him across the world on mom and son adventures with military hops. The vast number of men no longer serve in the US they are miminimally patriotic unlike our WWII and Vietnam and Korea and Phillipines era men in American Society. So women have to fill the slots, those are just the stats. Not many high school boys are enlisting as a career choice overall. Also the demograph for men being head of a household has shrunk since the above mentioned eras so women are mother & father in their households being breadwinner and nurturer and both parents either by single parenthood or divorce. Just my opinions expressed...My husband's never looked after me they were in service then out of the service and became lazy, sloven, wasteful and would not support the family and lost their self-motivation after they were out of the military and finally I had to DX them from our family to eliminate caring for a grown able bodied mouth to feed.

Howard Terry
Howard Terry
  • Oliver Breeden

Elizabeth Espinoza I do not see any comment about the love a child has for his or her Mother. that love is far more than trhe love for the Dad. you may believe this or not it matters not to me.

Oliver Breeden
Oliver Breeden
  • Oliver Breeden

I just can't figure this out for the life of me. I was raised on a farm where my father and mother raised 6 kids, and NO we did not have all of the nice things so many kids had and yes we wore hand me downs, and no we did not have steak and chicken and pork at every meal, but compared to the kids of today that do not care about what they are given they just want more. We had only 1 tv and we played so called baseball with a stick and 25 cent rubber ball but we enjoyed it just as much as...

I just can't figure this out for the life of me. I was raised on a farm where my father and mother raised 6 kids, and NO we did not have all of the nice things so many kids had and yes we wore hand me downs, and no we did not have steak and chicken and pork at every meal, but compared to the kids of today that do not care about what they are given they just want more. We had only 1 tv and we played so called baseball with a stick and 25 cent rubber ball but we enjoyed it just as much as those that have got to have the best of everything to play with. When I married my present wife I asked her to quit her job and stay home and raise my 3 sons and later 2 daughters. She did and sure we had a few financial problems but the kids knew they did not and were not going to get everything the others had. I want someone to please explain the logic behind giving a woman a job that only a man is physically able to do and trhen she gets the same pay as a man. I will stand behind what I say and it has been proven that when the mother stays hame and everyone does not to be like the Jones's then Dick and Jane are happier kids. I say if a woman wants to be in the military then she should not have children and again should not be on the front. I have No problem with women being doctors teachers, druggists, nurses, pastors, secretaries, or any office job, but do not have them working the job that only a man can do and expect them to receive the same pay UNLESS they can prove they can do it. Now if I have hurt some family or friends feelings then sorry about that but thats the way I was raised and personally I am so proud of my parents it's hard to believe, now tell me how many of those that commented against what I said can actually tell me their kids appreciate all you do or did for them today

Antara Ghosh
Antara Ghosh
  • Oliver Breeden

i thought we only had your kind of thought out here in india! but now i know we are only as backward as "developed" nations.

Loh Wing Kit
Loh Wing Kit

I seriously dun tink American army is safe for women as the men inside are like monsters. Japan civilians in Hokkaido had just went on riot again, against all the crime the US soldiers done on their women. Radio said a total of 5000 cases from 1947 till now (65 years).

Ivette Fredcastro
Ivette Fredcastro
  • Loh Wing Kit

You're talking about 1947 which was a completely different era, a whole different outlook on women's rights, and a change in social acceptance. While I will agree that it is not 100% free of discrmination there are military laws, rules & regulations that protect women Soldiers you just need to have the intestinal fortitude to do what's right and follow through...some of it also depends on how you conduct yourself as a woman. I'll have to disagree with you on this not all Soldiers are...

You're talking about 1947 which was a completely different era, a whole different outlook on women's rights, and a change in social acceptance. While I will agree that it is not 100% free of discrmination there are military laws, rules & regulations that protect women Soldiers you just need to have the intestinal fortitude to do what's right and follow through...some of it also depends on how you conduct yourself as a woman. I'll have to disagree with you on this not all Soldiers are monsters just like not all women angels. 1947...really??? And of course the media (radio, tv, newspapers etc) would never lie or exagerate.

Akbar Khan
Akbar Khan
  • Loh Wing Kit

Actually there was a recent report saying that sexual abuse is rampant in the American Airforce.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNoOJTOdq6U

Robert Katelhut
Robert Katelhut

I served in the Marines when we were segregated from ships etc....I think this generation is more accepting in many ways and thank God are no longer eliminating half the population to serve along side the Men in the service of our country in many roles that were once only opened to men. I foresee the day when there is a Special forces unit made up of pure female operators. Women can operate in a manner and in environments that would be far different than those of men adding capability to our...

I served in the Marines when we were segregated from ships etc....I think this generation is more accepting in many ways and thank God are no longer eliminating half the population to serve along side the Men in the service of our country in many roles that were once only opened to men. I foresee the day when there is a Special forces unit made up of pure female operators. Women can operate in a manner and in environments that would be far different than those of men adding capability to our forces. I am a straight male and am also glad to see that the discrimination against those based on sexual preference has also been repealed. However, the traditions such as the uniform and the off duty dress code is a fair one as it applies to all members.

Doug Barker
Doug Barker
  • Robert Katelhut

I know my Daughter Amber is... U.S.A.F. S. Korea :-)

Chris Katelhut
Chris Katelhut
  • Robert Katelhut

It's about getting the job done; period!

John Burney Sr
John Burney Sr

Thank you ladies for your service but we are a terrible nation of men to let you do it..

Eliza Beth
Eliza Beth
  • John Burney Sr

No! This is a great nation for letting us do as we please. No one is forced to join the armed forces. The women who volunteer and actually go through with it can handle themselves. We're big girls and not all of us belong tucked away and kept safe.

Oliver Breeden
Oliver Breeden
  • John Burney Sr

Elizabeth Espinoza sure would hate to see that beautiful head stuck up on a pole somewhere, you know it's so easy to talk this until you face the grim reaper, even for men

Becky Pearson
Becky Pearson

Oliver- You are entitled to your opinion but it is very backwards. I'm retired Air Force and have served time in the Army and the Coast Guard doing jobs that you wouldn't believe and that no man ever had to jeopardize his safety worrying about me. It's not like that, when those women are out there in those roles they are watching each other's backs. They are trained together and do the job together and it's not the guy watching the women and worrying, sometimes the women is the one who has...

Oliver- You are entitled to your opinion but it is very backwards. I'm retired Air Force and have served time in the Army and the Coast Guard doing jobs that you wouldn't believe and that no man ever had to jeopardize his safety worrying about me. It's not like that, when those women are out there in those roles they are watching each other's backs. They are trained together and do the job together and it's not the guy watching the women and worrying, sometimes the women is the one who has saved the guy in her squad from harm. If they weren't qualified they wouldn't be out there. It's all volunteer no one forced anyone to join. I was in the mess of the " you can't do this job because your a woman " thing in the beginning and I am glad it's changed. The woman in the military should be given the recognition they deserve instead of downplaying the roles they play.
Surely, you must know that there are women fighter pilots in single pilot jets. No man is risking his life for her. I know many women in the military and have served with the men side by side. Get with the program and update your thinking as this is the 21st century. These women can't be in "the kitchen or home" who do you think will pay the bills. It's not the "June Cleaver" era anymore.

Oliver Breeden
Oliver Breeden
  • Becky Pearson

Thank God we never had any women in nour outfit in Nam but we wewre thankful they were on the hospital ships, now like I said before I have NO problem with them in the service but there are a lot of worthwhile jobs in the rear they can do or is it they want to be Joan of Arc. IN remember seeing a good western the other day where when the Indians were attacking they gave the woman with them a bullet to use to make sure she was not captured. Have you ever gone thru a training course that...

Thank God we never had any women in nour outfit in Nam but we wewre thankful they were on the hospital ships, now like I said before I have NO problem with them in the service but there are a lot of worthwhile jobs in the rear they can do or is it they want to be Joan of Arc. IN remember seeing a good western the other day where when the Indians were attacking they gave the woman with them a bullet to use to make sure she was not captured. Have you ever gone thru a training course that simulates what to expect if you were captured by the enemy. I have and I would NOT want any woman to go thru it because I can only imagine what a group of men would do to a woman captive and now has anything been said aqbout the marriages that are destroyed because those left at home are wondering whats going on across the big pond. Oh I forgot this is a new era and surely no one would cheat on their spouse. If you believe that I will sell you a refrigerator at the North Pole. But then again my deepest respect for those who had the intestional fortitude to serve wheter it be he or she straight or gay you are my heroes

Todd Cathey
Todd Cathey
  • Becky Pearson

Becky is simply a part of the down fall of the white american male and americas traditional values.

Phil Rains
Phil Rains
  • Becky Pearson

Oliver Leo Breeden Jr. what a nerd you are.. if it wasn't for a female service member , i wouldn't be walking now and my injury was Service connected in 1971...................

Evalyn Amore
Evalyn Amore
  • Becky Pearson

Todd Cathey Traditional is always constantly being bended and changed over the course of time. Get with the program or just get left behind. No ones stopping you but its your choice. Women are a value to society. They are not your tools.

Brenda Popof
Brenda Popof
  • Becky Pearson

Oliver nobody wants to be burned at the stake!

Raymond Lopez
Raymond Lopez
  • Becky Pearson

The ladies in the service are our sisters and share the dangers with us. Their abuse shames us all.

Tracie Freeman Mueck
Tracie Freeman Mueck

Hooray for Lady Liberty, and all her sisters!

Maritza Ramos
Maritza Ramos

my babygirl is in the ARMY and was deployed twice to afghanistan...and I don't even want to remeber the way I felt everyday she was there...iM so proud of her she is my true HERO.

Julius Ronquillo
Julius Ronquillo

There had been women warriors in the history of mankind and they had commanded men and armies, so why should it be different now in this modern era.They must be treated equally and with respect.There should be no bias.

Barbara Boughan
Barbara Boughan

AS A VETERAN THEY HAVE PROGRESSED BUT IN A VERY STUBBORN WAY THAT CONTINUES TO DEGRADE THE WOMEN, AND IN A PRETENCIOUS TYPE OF SELFISH MODE THAT ONLY DISPLAYS THE TRUTH BEHIND THE UNIFORM. THEY NEED TO ACCEPT US AND GROW UP!

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