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    "The Combat Zone"

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    like the men to serve their country. They also suffered and witnessed many horrific events. Kathryn Marshall’s In The Combat Zone helps portray the significant roles that women performed as nurses, Red Cross workers, and Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) and United Service Organizations (USO) volunteers during the Vietnam War. In her book, In The Combat Zone, Marshall records many nurses’ stories who served in Vietnam and positively impacted the American soldiers. Most of the

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    E.M. club and screaming out the lyrics to the Animals' "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"... The rock and roll war... To most of us, the Vietnam War has a rock and roll soundtrack. All the songs of the sixties were part of life in the combat zone; troops listened to music in the bush and in the bunkers. They had their own top forty, of songs about going home, like "Five Hundred Miles," or "Leaving on a Jet Plane," or of darker or more cynical album cuts which reflected their experiences:

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    Stop-Loss Policy

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    volunteer military becoming a non volunteer, and even what it has done to some of the soldiers. President Bush put the “stop-loss policy” into effect giving the military the power to keep military personnel for up to twenty-four months longer, in a combat zone or in a high-risk area. If a soldier’s military group is being shipped over to fight the War in Iraq, then the soldier would have to go with them as well. It does not matter if the soldier only has a month left, it would not matter and he would

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    David Guterson's Snow Falling on a Race

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    and the government were unsure where the Japanese people took a stance as far as the war. One publication stated, “They are merely a group of American residents who happen to have Japanese ancestors and who happened to be living in a potential combat zone shortly after the outbreak of war” (Seattle). Most Japanese passively handled the treatment they received from the government. There were only a few racially based cases made against the United States government. Because of the war between

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    In If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O’Brien, the author argued that the Vietnam War was horrible as a whole through his depictions of the steady mistreatment by commanding officers, the soldiers experiences of innocent deaths which caused emotional damage, and the demanding physical work they went through on a daily basis. The soldiers endured a lack of adequate leadership, which contributed to the author’s reasoning for his dislike towards the war. Disrespect from soldiers to their leaders was apparent

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    O'Brien, Tim. If I Die in a Combat Zone. New York: Broadway Books, 1975. Tim O'Brien is confused about the Vietnam War. He is getting drafted into it, but is also protesting it. He gets to boot camp and finds it very difficult to know that he is going off to a country far away from home and fighting a war that he didn't believe was morally right. Before O'Brien gets to Vietnam he visits a military Chaplin about his problem with the war. "O'Brien I am really surprised to hear this. You're

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    “In the Combat Zone” written by Leslie Marmon, is about how the roles of women have been taught for generations. Women are smaller and weaker, and that we are sitting ducks waiting to be victims by our prey. Women are taught to be easy targets by their mothers, aunts, and grandmothers. They were told that women should not kill, or use weapons. In this essay Leslie Marmon, explains that we can put a stop to the crimes done against women by strangers. Females must learn how to take aggressive action

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    got, I will list them for you: Purple Heart Army Commendation Medal P.O.W. Medal Armed Forces Medal United Nations Medal NATO Medal The Purple Heart is awarded for wounds suffered while in armed combat with an opposing force, for wounds received while in combat "operations" in a combat zone or for wounds received from terrorist acts while in the military. It is also awarded to the next of kin when someone is KIA or dies as the result of wounds received. How can the Pentagon give out Purple

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    Women In Combat

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    Women in combat In 1994, the Pentagon passed a law that restricts women from being in a direct combat zone. Right now there are many women in one of the biggest war zones ever, Iraq. Some females have been injured and killed while present in this combat zone. The military is violating not only the defense department regulations, but also the requirement to notify Congress when such a change goes into effect. Early next year, there is said to be a mixed-sex 3rd infantry going to Iraq. Women

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    Women in the Military

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    hear about but remember that female police officers and firefighters are wounded or killed daily. How can one rationalize that a woman cannot die protecting her country but protecting her local communities? If a person decides to be placed in a combat field, and can pass all the physical demands required, gender should not be a problem. Although I understand that the arguments about the physical differences between a man and a woman are valid, I do not understand that it ...

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