Rangers are actually just as safe as other combat troops, and in fact due to their specialized and intensive training, stand a slightly better chance of surviving a firefight. If you told your girlfriend there's no risk, you would be lying - but she shouldn't obsess over the risk, either. That's what soldiers do - we go in harm's way.
I got through jump school okay, but when I took a look at Ranger school, I decided it wasn't for me - I'm just not that athletic a guy. That's okay, though - the 101st Airborne has nothing to be ashamed of. Good luck to you. Don't let 'em call you a leg!
· 1 decade ago