Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

TitleShoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHegar, Mary Jennings
Number of Pages292
PublisherNew American Library
CityNew York
Abstract

On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challenge -- to eliminate the military's Ground Combat Exclusion Policy, which kept female armed service members from officially serving in combat roles despite their long-standing record of doing so with honor. In this book, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military career: a true story of a brave, high-spirited, and unforgettable woman who has spent much of her life ready to sacrifice everything for her country, her fellow man, and her sense of justice.

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