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First Female recipient of Silver Star since WWII.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 07:01 PM
Most excellent find when I ran across this notable mention.

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.

Soldier Earns Silver Star for Her Role in Defeating Ambush

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 07:08 PM
Great find Seekerof!

This woman is truly a top-notch hero!

posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:00 PM
Hooah! Job well done!

Gladdens my heart to see women taking a more dominant position in places like the Army.

posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 11:22 PM
True valor! Awesome... Absolute heroine. I like Americans such as she.
Actions of heroism of this magnitude do often have a terrible personal toll.
I will add a prayer to my God for this lady... she's worth it.

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 12:10 AM
How It's Done

That is awesome

Soldiers who keep their cool under fire and take the pain back to the enemy are the kind of soldiers we need more of.

Sgt. Hester is way above in my book, and with a silver star on her chest, in the history books as well.

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