Friday, June 17, 2005

Silver Star awarded to Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester

Sgt. Hester Tennessee woman awarded Silver Star "the first woman since World War II to win the Silver Star [the nation's third-highest] medal for valor in combat."

A convoy in Iraq was attacked by terrorists on March 20. Her unit, part of the 617th Military Police Company of Richmond Kentucky, moved through enemy fire to repel the attack. Two men from her unit were also awarded the Silver Star.
[hat tip Ace at The Pryhills]

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