Also, she had to look at dead bodies.
As part of mental training, GI Jane had to undergo stressful conditions which included familiarizing herself to the sight of corpses. This, of course, is in addition to rappelling from helicopters, controlling riots, and speaking with the press.
Our girl had to be prepared, y’all.
Now it's on to Camp Pendleton, California.
There, she’ll meet her new unit, a 40-member platoon in the 1st Marine Division. By achieving her feat, GI Jane joins the tiny list of female soldiers in elite positions in the military, a necessary and valuable asset for the war in Afghanistan.
As former Marine captain Teresa Fazio stated in an opinion piece for the New York Times, “Female troops are invaluable for searching houses and communicating with local women, gaining access to spaces and information that, because of local custom, male troops cannot get.”
Now people will have the chance to see what women can do in combat positions...
And people are stoked. Although, this isn’t the first time women have fought on the front lines. Women have been fighting for America since the earliest days of the union.
Si se puede.