This past Friday was POW/MIA Day. This is a day when the country remembers servicemen and women who were prisoners of war or missing in action. Tyler, Texas took part in honoring the lives of those service members with a program on the Square in Downtown Tyler.
From the case of Vanessa Guillen which sparked nationwide outrage to the unusually high number of soldiers gone missing or found dead on post and in the surrounding area, a very loud alarm has been ringing at Fort Hood for the last few years and after much public outcry, change is coming to the base.
I was even in the Army and for me this is a hard and loaded question to answer. Do we want to see our brave service-women shot, hit with shrapnel, paralyzed or killed? No. But it's safe to say we also don't want to see our brave service-men shot, hit with shrapnel, paralyzed or killed. What do you think, should women be allowed a wider scope of responsibility in a combat zone?