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A firsthand look at the process of bariatric surgeries for military members and dependents. Follow me through the emotional, mental, physical processes I went through to make the decision and live with it.
Our U.S. military women in Vietnam saw all the mutilating horrors of jungle warfare. Americana lost more limbs in Vietnam than in all other wars but due to the nurses efforts, fewer men lost their lives due to the wounds they received. Military nurses worked seven day a week under the most extreme circumstances. Four received the Purple Heart but President Reagan didn’t even mention their names during a 1981 Medal of Honor ceremony at the Pentagon.
Equality has yet to be achieved for women in the military. Although women have served their country in some fashion since time memorial. They served as washer women, cooks, and did other menial jobs in George Washington’s Army. Some women dressed as men and went into battle. They served in the Civil War and every war since, receive less pay and less benefits, put up with sexual innuendo and worse, yet they continue to serve.