Army Gets First Sikh Enlisted Soldier Since 1980s

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    The first Sikh to become an enlisted U.S. Army soldier in nearly three decades said Wednesday he's eager to move on to training as a combat medic and defend his new homeland on the battlefield.

    Sikhism, a 500-year-old religion founded in India, requires its male followers to wear a turban and beard and keep their hair uncut. Army policies since 1984 had effectively prevented Sikhs from enlisting by barring those items.

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    Sikhs are the warrior class in India...
     
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    "I am proud to be a Sikh, I'm proud to be a U.S. citizen, and proud to be a U.S. Army soldier," he said.​
    :salute: I'm proud of you, Spec Lamba.
     
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    I guess just one Sikh soldier is alright, but what if their are hundreds or thousands in the US army?

    I see a rise in friendly fire.
     
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    Wow! You need a life.
     
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    WTF?????

    dude, is there any group you AREN'T prejudiced against?
     
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    I just think the fact that a Sikh soldier can have a beard and wear a turbin will cause more confusion in combat. Their is only one Sikh soldier now, but would it be cool is half or more of the army was Sikh soldiers?
     
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    You either are fucking with us, or you are really that stupid.
     
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    yeah, because no soldier in combat ever let his beard grow

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    Well call me stupid but I don't think it's a great idea the US armed forces have a long beard and a turbin for uniforms.
     

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