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1. I read abt a hero today&I want to share her story:
This is Leigh Ann Hester, currently our country.Fellow Kentuckian,Hester is the First Female U.S. Army Soldier to Receive the Silver Star since World War II &the first ever to be cited for valor in close quarters combat
2. Hester enlisted in the U.S.Army01.In Iraq Hester's military police squad consisting of 8 men & 2 women in 3 Humvees were shadowing a 30-truck supply convoy when approximately 50 insurgent fighters ambushed the convoy w
3. AK-47, RPK machine gun fire &rocket propelled grenades (RPG)
The squad moved to the side of the road,flanking the insurgents&cutting off their escape route. Hester maneuvered her fire team through the kill zone &into a flanking position where
4. her squad leader Staff SergeantTimothy F. Nein &she assaulted a trench line w hand grenades& M203 grenade launcher rounds. Nein&Hester assaulted&cleared two trenches. During the 25-minute firefight, Hester killed 3 insurgents
5. When the battle was over, 27 insurgents were dead, six were wounded, and one captured. Sergeants Nein and Hester were both awarded the Silver Star.
6. I am a #ProudArmyBrat,American,Kentuckian that does not know this hero, Leigh Ann Hester, but I wanted to recognize her work and what she did for our country. I Thank You! My Children Thank You! God Bless our Miliary
#SupportOurMilitary #IStandForThePledge #FreedomIsntFree
Here her story in her own words
@LeighAnnHester_ Thank you for your service to our country. God Bless you and keep you safe always
I found our hero on twitter follow her at @LeighAnnHester_
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