June 16, 2005


SGT Leigh Ann Hester, an MP with the Kentucky Army National Guard, is the first woman to receive the Silver Star since WWII for her actions during an ambush in Iraq this spring. Her unit did its pre-deployment training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin where it impressed the ARTCC cadre and was used as a case study for the Pre-Command Course on benefits of strong leadership and tough, realistic training. Unfortunately, the MSM being what it is--I doubt she will get the interviews, book deal, and made-for-television movie that Jessica Lynch got.

Posted by LMC at June 16, 2005 10:22 PM
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