This is Monica Lin Brown from Lake Jackson, Texas. Monica is a United States Army medic who became the first woman during the war in Afghanistan and only the second woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the United States' third-highest medal for valor.
PROFILE OF COURAGE Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown, of Lake Jackson, Texas, recipient of Silver Star, the 2nd woman to receive this award since WW II. She was 19 at the time in 2007. Very proud of this Texan!
Sgt. Monica Lin Brown, U.S. Army. Only the second woman since WWII to receive the Silver Star, the U.S. military's third-highest medal for valor in combat. In April 2007, after a roadside bomb detonated, PFC Brown, ran through insurgent gunfire to reach the wounded using her body to shield them while mortar rounds and small arms fire impacted nearby.