You said only idiots go to combat.
No, I said that YOU as a WHITE MALE must have been an idiot since you could not figure out how to get out of going the Vietnam.
At the height of the war (1965-69) black men, who formed 11 percent of the American population, made up 12.6 percent of the soldiers in Vietnam.
The MAJORITY of these were in the infantry and the percentage of black combat fatalities in that period was (a staggering) 14.9 percent.
I could make a pretty good case for most current combat soldiers coming from poverty, being under educated and having few options besides joining the military.