How to Pee Standing Up and Other Tips for Women in Combat with Iraq War Vet Laura Naylor Colbert
VBC Happy Hour
Monday, June 27 @ 7PM ET
There’s a steep learning curve for every American soldier who deploys to the Middle East war zone. And when that soldier is female and an MP, the curve gets bent way out of shape. Laura Colbert was heartland-bred and tough enough when the Army sent her to Baghdad, but she quickly discovered soldiering in Iraq involved a lot more than she expected. How to establish her military cop cred? How to deal with chauvinistic soldiers? How to deal with Iraqis–men who disrespected her and women who initially distrusted her? How much military law applied in a lawless land? Laura managed it and survived, but the learning curve just bent in another direction when she came home from war suffering with stress and anxiety that eventually bloomed into Post-Traumatic Stress. Sponsored by D&D Auto Salvage and Tobacco Free Adagio Health. Simulcast to Facebook and YouTube.