Women Allowed in Military Combat Causes Controversy

May 1, 2013

In February, a ban was lifted allowing female soldiers to participate in U.S. military combat. On a national level, this change is being well-received, having numbers higher than 60 percent in some polls.  But two local soldiers believe this change could have drastic negative effects. They argue that while physically women can carry their weight, the mental toll that combat has on soldiers could be emotionally destructive, both for the females at war and the men serving with them.  Story by Katie Mendoza

Memorabilia from both Sgt. McDowell and Specialist Courville’s military careers.