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Justasportsfan
06-17-2005, 10:40 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/16/AR2005061601551.html.

Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester fought her way through an enemy ambush south of Baghdad, killing three insurgents with her M-4 rifle to save fellow soldiers' lives -- and yesterday became the first woman since World War II to win the Silver Star medal for valor in combat.

The 23-year-old retail store manager from Bowling Green, Ky., won the award for skillfully leading her team of military police soldiers in a counterattack after about 50 insurgents ambushed a supply convoy they were guarding near Salman Pak on March 20.



Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester is the first female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star medal for valor in combat. (By Spec. Jeremy D. Crisp -- Defense Department Via Associated Press)

The medal, rare for any soldier, underscores the growing role in combat of U.S. female troops in Iraq's guerrilla war, where tens of thousands of American women have served, 36 have been killed and 285 wounded, according to Pentagon figures.

:flag2: :patriot: :troops: :flag: :flagwave: :salute:

Muck
06-17-2005, 11:16 AM
She was all about this U man. ;)

Here here!!

Mindwarp
06-17-2005, 11:50 AM
you know one could add a pms joke to that.. but why ruin a good thing :wink:

BTW: shouldn't this be in the political forum?

Dolphin1184
06-17-2005, 12:10 PM
you know one could add a pms joke to that.. but why ruin a good thing :wink:

BTW: shouldn't this be in the political forum?

Why? For admiring and honoring a soldier?

Mindwarp
06-17-2005, 01:49 PM
yes.. cause its still war related and you can always count on someone complaining about it.. I personaly don't care but we have moved thread for less before.