I write on politics and culture with a current focus on women in combat. Daydreamer, thinker, learner type. Writer, cello player, singer, poet, Marine OIF vet, martial arts enthusiast, IT systems admin, cancer survivor. Daughter of scholars, proud sister of a high-functioning autistic affectionately known as “The Walking Encyclopedia.” Loving wife of a handsome Brazilian immigrant. Graduate of Hillsdale College and the Hallmark Institute of Photography. I’ve sojourned in far-left and far-right circles, and in between. If I could have one superpower it would be to understand and speak all languages. I pull no punches. Semper Fi, do or die!
I served for an enlistment from 2004-2008 as an 0651, Data Communications, and was stationed at Camp Lejeune. I deployed with my unit to support Camp Fallujah’s computer communications for 8 months in 2005-6, and was also assigned checkpoint duty working with the Marine Infantry frisking women for explosives outside the wire. I’m a passionate advocate for high standards of combat readiness, and I love the Marine Corps and its men and women. America’s outermost shield is made up of her sons and daughters. We should give those at the very front lines everything they need and clear away anything they don’t to ensure success in battle with the fewest casualties.
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