A premiere professional women's networking and
leadership development organization

Leigh Ann Hester

Sergeant, US Army

First female U.S. Army soldier to receive the Silver Star

Leigh Ann is one of only 14 women in US military history to receive the Silver Star and the first female to be cited for valor in close quarters combat.  Hester's squad was shadowing a supply convoy March 20, 2005 when anti-Iraqi fighters ambushed the convoy. The squad moved to the side of the road, flanking the insurgents and cutting off their escape route. Hester led her team through the "kill zone" and into a flanking position, where she assaulted a trench line with grenades and M203 grenade-launcher rounds. She and Staff Sgt. Timothy Nein, her squad leader, then cleared two trenches, at which time she killed three insurgents with her rifle.  When the fight was over, 27 insurgents were dead, six were wounded, and one was captured.  She has been in the National Guard since 2001.

 

  • Army Article

http://www.army.mil/women/hester.html

  • The Washington Post Article

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/16/AR2005061601551.html

  • Women’s Memorial Article

http://www.womensmemorial.org/Education/WHM08KitUSA.html

  • NPR Article

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/22/133847765/silver-star-recipient-a-reluctant-hero

halı saha

Ankara escort İzmit escort Gaziantep escort Kuşadası escort İstanbul escort ankara escort Escort bayan Ankara Rus Escort Antalya escort Ankara escort İzmir escort İstanbul escort Ankara escort
SiteLock