Silver Star

Something else quietly being changed by the nature of the engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan is the role of women in the military: Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province in April 2007, the military said. After the explosion, which wounded five soldiers in her unit, Brown ran through insurgent gunfire and used her body to shield wounded comrades as mortars fell less than 100 yards away, the military said. . . Pentagon policy prohibits women from serving in frontline combat […]

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