Transgender Veteran Reacts to Idea of a Ban

Cassandra Williamson’s family history in the military stretches back centuries.

“My family has been involved in the military since, oh my gosh, since 1770,” Williamson said.

It seemed only right that Williamson continued the family tradition. She served 10 years in the military, both in the Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

“Knowing that my father had served in the Navy and the way out of the hills of eastern Kentucky is to join the military, pursue your education through that and that’s what I did, but with the caveat that I could stomp down this woman, that’s here now. I tried to kill her basically by joining the military. I tried to prove my manhood,” she explained.

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