Guard on the Frontline

Haskell, Bob
August 2006
Soldiers;Aug2006, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p20
The article examines the role of women soldiers who are members of the U.S. Army National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Leigh Ann Hester, a member of the Kentucky Army Guard, was awarded a Silver Star for her participation in breaking up an ambush of a coalition convoy in March 2005. Florida Army Guard member Lorie Jewell earned a Combat Action Badge and was named the best military print journalist of the Defense Department during her deployment.


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