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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 (Paperback, Film tie-in edition)

By Jennings Hegar, Mary

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On 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 continued to fight and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: t...o 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 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 Shoot Like A Girl, MJ takes the reader on a dramatic journey through her military 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.
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ISBN 9780008348304
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
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ISBN-13 9780008348304
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Film tie-in edition
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Film tie-in edition
Author(s) By Jennings Hegar, Mary
Category Biography & Autobiography
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Air Forces & Warfare
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 958.104748
Weight 220g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sex discrimination against women - History - 20th century - United States, Afghan War, 2001- - Search and rescue operations
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade