Should the Navy change the title of "midshipman"?
Thousands of people say no.
Naval Academy alumni, Annapolis residents and others voiced opposition this week to the Navy's review of job titles in the pursuit of gender-integration -- particularly the removal of the word "man" from ranks like midshipman.
Several readers reached out to The Capital to echo the sentiment of Anthony Papandrea, a 76-year-old graduate of the Class of 1961 who called the initiative "political correctness run amok."
"Every time I think the PC Police has run out of ridiculous causes, they find something else to complain about," said Vince Zamaria, an Annapolis resident and midshipman sponsor for over a decade. "They will not be happy until they have ruined our country."