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The Resource Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front, Mary Jennings Hegar

Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front, Mary Jennings Hegar

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Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front
Title
Shoot like a girl
Title remainder
one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front
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Mary Jennings Hegar
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One woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front
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one womans dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front
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Language
eng
Summary
On June 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 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: a 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
Summary
An Air National Guard Major describes her experiences after being shot down on a Medevac mission in Afghanistan, recounting the courageous acts that saved lives and earned prestigious decorations before she began efforts to convince the U.S. government to allow women to serve openly on the front lines
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10513097
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DLC
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Hegar, Mary Jennings,
Dewey number
  • 958.104/748
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.43.H44
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Hegar, Mary Jennings
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Helicopter pilots
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sexual harassment in the military
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front
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Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front, Mary Jennings Hegar
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
20847648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101988435
Lccn
2015047084
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn922909247
  • (OCoLC)922909247
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Shoot like a girl : one woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front, Mary Jennings Hegar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20847648
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101988435
Lccn
2015047084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922909247
  • (OCoLC)922909247

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