personally I have no problems with women being in combat roles. there are women like some men that should just be REMFs but thats nothing to do with their gender, just their mindsets.
HmrJmr glad she was there for ya. I have to add an opposite story.. One deployment, we had a petite little red head thrown in with my fire team. as we are loading up the A bags to head to a C-5 I hear her telling another woman.. " who was aces " how she just loved BDU's becuase they highlighted her hair and allowed her to wear a nail polish shade she just loved.
she might have been fluff.. but she was tough fluff LOL