Women get flustered under fire. They're too fragile, too emotional. They lack the ferocity required to take a life. They can't handle pain. They're a distraction, a threat to cohesion, a provocative tease to close-quartered men. These are the sort of myths you hear from people who oppose the U.S. military's evolving new rules about women in combat, who have earned medals fighting alongside men, the war stories they tell don't sound a thing like myths
Machiko “Mama-san” Hamamoto, 82, now has something in common with Medal of Honor recipient Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, actor Chuck Norris, and 72 politicians, doctors, judges, celebrities and terminally ill youth.