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   Oldest female WWII veteran in Massachusetts dies at 104. Tag is self-explanatory

21 Nov 2012 05:28 AM   |   2313 clicks   |   CBS Boston
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cman    [TotalFark]  
For the last farking time, women CANNOT be heroes. They can be heroines, but not heroes. Hero is a gender specific noun you English hating farkers.

/Kidding
//Still think helth from Old English should be resurrected for true "heroic" actions since the Hero tag applies to everyone including the garbage man

21 Nov 2012 12:09 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     
Link is lame

/More complete story here 
//Great Grandma kicked ass

21 Nov 2012 12:18 AM
sexorcisst     
Raise your prune juice glasses in honor.

21 Nov 2012 05:29 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Was she really a veteran, though? It seems like she was sent into the recruiting role.

Is everyone who was ever in the military a veteran? I don't think that's how it works.

I could be wrong.

21 Nov 2012 05:31 AM
othmar     
i hope she got a pay raise.

21 Nov 2012 05:32 AM
phrawgh     

cman: For the last farking time, women CANNOT be heroes. They can be heroines, but not heroes. Hero is a gender specific noun you English hating farkers.

/Kidding
//Still think helth from Old English should be resurrected for true "heroic" actions since the Hero tag applies to everyone including the garbage man


We should really adapt the Star Trek method where sir and Mr are non-gender specific in a military context. Answering the phone with "yadda yadda yadda Brigade, this line unsecured. How may I help you, sir or ma'am" is ridiculous.

21 Nov 2012 05:32 AM
gibbon1     

AverageAmericanGuy: Is everyone who was ever in the military a veteran? I don't think that's how it works.


Yes. I've noticed that WWII vets tended, at least the ones I knew, to be somewhat humble about serving, since there often was someone who had it worse. Very true in the US army which was a really a vast logistic train/construct brigade with a pointy end.

21 Nov 2012 05:43 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

gibbon1: AverageAmericanGuy: Is everyone who was ever in the military a veteran? I don't think that's how it works.

Yes. I've noticed that WWII vets tended, at least the ones I knew, to be somewhat humble about serving, since there often was someone who had it worse. Very true in the US army which was a really a vast logistic train/construct brigade with a pointy end.


Just to clarify for my edification, there's no requirement that a person be in combat to be considered a veteran? Do they at least have to serve in a time of war? Or is every single serviceman that passes through basic training getting that label?

21 Nov 2012 05:46 AM
Joce678     
Elizabeth II of England not impressed...

21 Nov 2012 05:47 AM
Suede head     
Did she win the battle of Stalingrad or something?

21 Nov 2012 05:57 AM
Novart     
Baby killer

21 Nov 2012 06:06 AM
kingdd     
How'd she die? Obviously joking.

21 Nov 2012 06:41 AM
SwiftFox     

gibbon1: AverageAmericanGuy: Is everyone who was ever in the military a veteran? I don't think that's how it works.

Yes. I've noticed that WWII vets tended, at least the ones I knew, to be somewhat humble about serving, since there often was someone who had it worse. Very true in the US army which was a really a vast logistic train/construct brigade with a pointy end.


Yeah, my dad served in Hawaii fixing airplane radios and electronics. Not exactly a horrible assignment after Pearl Harbor.

21 Nov 2012 07:05 AM
CarnySaur     
I've been waiting ten minutes for that tag to explain itself, but it hasn't uttered a word. Do I have to change my browser settings?

21 Nov 2012 07:49 AM
hasty ambush     
heroine? She deserves some respect but until we read of acts of heroism in her service record the hero tag should be withheld. It is entirely possible that the greatest danger she faced while in the service is crossing the street at Fort Dix to get to the office where she filed paper work. On the other hand she may have been a W.A.S. P. and the heroine tag may apply. Need more info as veteran does not automatically mean hero... and I say this as a veteran.

21 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
sonofslacker     

AverageAmericanGuy: Was she really a veteran, though? It seems like she was sent into the recruiting role.

Is everyone who was ever in the military a veteran? I don't think that's how it works.

I could be wrong.


By definition a 'military veteran' is anyone who served in the armed forces. A 'war veteran' is someone who has had direct exposure to acts of military conflict. Link

21 Nov 2012 09:34 AM
gibbon1     

SwiftFox: Yeah, my dad served in Hawaii fixing airplane radios and electronics. Not exactly a horrible assignment after Pearl Harbor.


Yeah, Grandfather went to the middle east to manage construction projects. Uncle went to Britain to patch up airplanes. Then their was my science teacher spent a couple of years in a submarine in the south pacific. Only comment, well in a submarine, usually nothing bad happens unless it does. So I guess nothing happened since he was around to teach high school thirty years later. And the Jr High teacher who had a limp and a bad case of PTSD Limp came from taking flak and almost getting shot down over Japan in a B29. Though his descriptions of learning to fly in over the desert sounds glorious.

21 Nov 2012 04:41 PM
quansem     
She was a veteran of the WW2 era, not a veteran of WW2.

THIS woman was a WW2 vet, in my humble opinion.

22 Nov 2012 05:57 PM
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