Ehile serving with as a Combat Medic with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during an enemy ambush in Jani Khel, Afghanistan, Specialist Monica Brown displayed great courage when she ran through insurgent gunfire to reach wounded Paratroopers and then used her body to shield them while mortar rounds fell nearby - saving their lives. For her valorous actions, she was awarded the Silver Star, the first for a female in the War in Afghanistan and only the second woman since…
6 Women Who Fought In Direct Combat In Iraq And Afghanistan
US Army - Pfc. Monica Lin Brown was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as a combat medic in Afghanistan’s southeastern Paktika province in late April 2007. She would become the first woman to earn the Silver Star in Afghanistan, and just the second since World War II, after Hester.
This is Monica Lin Brown from Lake Jackson, Texas. Monica is a United States Army medic who became the first woman during the war in Afghanistan and only the second woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the United States' third-highest medal for valor.