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Sat January 26, 2013
Maj. Hegar: A Woman Who Has Already Seen Combat
Originally published on Sat January 26, 2013 5:36 pm
On the heels the Pentagon's decision to lift its ban on women serving in combat roles, host Scott Simon speaks with Air Force Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar. Hegar was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross with a Valor Device for heroism while piloting a helicopter an aerial mission in Afghanistan in mid-2009.