The woman who was just awarded the Silver Star? The first woman since WW2 to earn one?
Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, an MP from the Kentucky National Guard.
MO reported her actions (along with the rest of the unit) during an ambush near Salman Pak back in March. If you haven’t read it, go do so. If you have, go read it again. That’s her in the pic at the top looking over all the captured weapons these National Guardsmen, err, Guardspeople, took from the defeated ambushers.
Classy as ever, I noted:
Not bad…for a girl.
It’s nice to see that these MPs will earn a badge for the combat they were in. It would be a crock to earn a Silver Star for conduct under fire but not get a badge. And it wouldn’t have been the first crock of its kind. Nice to see that the Army’s trying to straighten that out a bit.