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.
Maj. Hegar: A Woman Who Has Already Seen Combat
By editor • Jan 26, 2013
Originally published on January 26, 2013 5:36 pm