March 20, 2013

To those who continue to claim (wrongly, in my opinion) that women have no place in combat units, I point to the March 18 “Faces of the Fallen” page. Among the 45 servicemembers pictured were two women. Since women have been in harm’s way in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade (and nearly 1,000 have been killed or wounded in that time), should we not at least allow them to train for it?

G. Jack King Jr., Alexandria