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

Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front Author Mary Jennings Hegar
ISBN-10 1101988436
ISBN-13 9781101988435
Year 2017-03-07
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Berkley
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Amust read about an American patriot whose courage and determination will have a lasting impact on the future of our Armed Forces and the nation Senator John McCainOn July 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 soon she would face a new battle to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve After being commissioned into the U S Air Force MJ Hegar was selected for pilot training by the Air National Guard finished at the top of her class then served three tours in Afghanistan flying combat search and rescue missions culminating in a harrowing rescue attempt that would earn MJ the Purple Heart as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device But it was on American soil that Hegar would embark on her greatest challengeto eliminate the militarys 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 Shoot Like a Girl MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through hermilitary career an inspiring humorous and thrilling 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 SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREINCLUDES PHOTOS

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