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To: 68skylark

I got an email from a friend last summer. He was in Iraq and they were giving each other IV fluids just to stay cool in the heat. It was something like 121 degrees. I guess that works if there isn't any A/C. I know there is this tough guy soldier idea and all, but I think A/C for these soldiers makes a lot of sense. They are still pretty tough in my opinion.


2 posted on 07/05/2006 9:07:06 AM PDT by ga medic
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To: ga medic
I know there is this tough guy soldier idea and all, but I think A/C for these soldiers makes a lot of sense. They are still pretty tough in my opinion.

Absolutely. Air conditioning is not just a luxury. In those kinds of temperatures and doing that kind of heavy, active work, it's essential to periodically reduce the body's core temperature back down to a functioning level, and a cold room will do that. I don't begrudge our soldiers anything, especially something as necessary as maintaining their physical health.

6 posted on 07/05/2006 9:19:02 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: ga medic

Seen 130 in the shade over there....


21 posted on 07/05/2006 10:44:06 AM PDT by dakine
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