I'm a female, US Army Veteran. My job was Chaplain Assistant.
I was stationed at Fort Hood TX and Camp Zama Japan.
2nd Armored Division while at Fort Hood.
I would like to see the old WAC come back. (Woman's Army Corp).
I know that there were many physical things that I was supposed
to be doing, that I just couldn't do and I couldn't keep up with the
I was fine in the office. But when it came to doing things like
Jeep maintenance and carrying that big sack on my back ....
Well ... I couldn't get the nuts off the tires, I couldn't carry
a lot of what I was supposed to either.
I was 105 pounds at that time and I just didn't have the strength.
A Woman's Army Corp would have allowed me to serve my country,
do a good job, and not be a weak link in the combat related
areas. Honestly .. I was a weak link while at 2nd A.D. If my jeep
had gotten a flat, or if things had to be done on it .. I couldn't
have done it. I always asked the tanker guys to help me out
in the motor pool. During war .. they would have their own
things to take care of.
Edited to add - I used to sky dive. When I signed up the Army
recruiter said 'of course you can go airborne and sky dive when
ever you want'... HAHA! That was a lie. Airborne isn't skydiving
and I couldn't get into the airborne (this was back in '82). I
couldn't even get the airborne sack on my back let alone jump
with it. UGH! Recruiters!!
(I was just a dumb teenager!)
[edit on 6/7/2005 by FlyersFan]