November 23, 2004

2-2 INF

My neighbor sent me a gripping article about A-CO 2-2 INF, the company CPT Sims commanded in Fallujah. It features more from SSG Fitts and provides a harrowing picture -- and actual pictures -- from the missions.

Here's something funny though: "Of roughly 400 men and women from Task Force 2-2..." Are there any women in Fallujah? I know there aren't any in 2-2 INF, and I thought I understood that women couldn't even be attached to infantry battalions. Is this just p.c. talk, or are there really women involved?

Posted by: Sarah at 01:23 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I don't know the specifics of that particular unit, but there are woman in combat in lots of places here in Iraq. They don't get that way by being in a combat arms job, but they hold combat support jobs that take them into battle areas. I see woman in combat gear carrying their M-16s and their M-4s quite often. As there are very few front lines in Iraq, the terorist are better at ambushing then standing and fighting, there has been plenty of Jessica Lynch type scenarios arising where female soldiers kick ass and take names...

Posted by: Frank Myers at November 23, 2004 05:14 PM (Cixed)

2 That is one hell of a gripping story. OMG - it's just so hard for a civilian to imagine this fighting. I just can't express often enough the admiration and awe I have for our fighting Soldiers and Marines.

Posted by: Toni at November 24, 2004 09:10 AM (SHqVu)

3 The women are probably from maintenance and support batallions attached to 2-2. When I was there, (if memory serves) it was the 401st support that handled all the heavy support for 1/6 Inf, 1/37 and 2/37 Ar and associated units. I don't remember any females going in Gulf 1, however.

Posted by: Jason at November 24, 2004 12:13 PM (565iX)

4 My husband is in Task-Force 2-2 and there are women there there are Medics from 201st.

Posted by: Lesley at December 01, 2004 05:42 PM (XbwU9)

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