January 24, 2013
Army Spc. Monica Brown, a medic from the 82nd Airborne Division, who earned a Silver Star in 2008, is the second female since World War II to earn the Silver Star award for her actions while in combat.
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Women in the military must have the same opportunities as men to take on grueling and dangerous combat jobs, whether loading 50-pound artillery shells or joining commando raids to take out terrorists, defense leaders declared Thursday as they ordered a quarter-million positions open to service members regardless of gender.
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