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Old 03-11-2008, 14:28   #16
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Well done Spc. Brown! Looks can be deceiving. She looks like the girl next door. Who would think she has that much grit.



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Old 03-12-2008, 13:34   #17
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Being subjected to Hillary spouting off the last few weeks it’s refreshing to hear the words of a true American heroine.
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Old 03-12-2008, 20:20   #18
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Well done! After all, she's from the Republic of Texas...
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Old 03-12-2008, 20:46   #19
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Well done Spc. Brown! Looks can be deceiving. She looks like the girl next door. Who would think she has that much grit.



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Roger, looks can be deceiving, she might have the face of the girl next door but she's got the heart of a warrior.

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Old 03-13-2008, 13:43   #20
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Outstanding

Outstanding Job, SPC Brown.

Warriors come in all sizes. In the end it is the individual's heart that was cultivated with good training and a mind to get the job done.
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Old 03-13-2008, 15:45   #21
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Definatly Sergeant Material.......
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Old 03-17-2008, 16:27   #22
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SPC Brown made the 24 March edition of Army Times! (Page 4)

Again, I say, Outstanding!

Wishing you the best!

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The right stuff!

Good work SPC Brown. You displayed the stuff from which greatness is formed. Also I think there is another female soldier not mentioned. She was awarded the DFC she is a Black hawk pilot at Ft Campbell. Did some great work under fire while wounded. I helped with her rehab at Ft Campbell Army Hospital. Blitz
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Old 04-13-2008, 10:35   #24
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Outstanding job by an outstanding Soldier
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Old 11-30-2008, 22:05   #25
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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but Specialist Brown's story was on 60 minutes tonight. Interesting that quite a few individuals that were there that day, her SGM and her battalion commander all agreed to be interviewed, but the two men who's lives she saved declined to be interviewed. One of them told 60 minutes (according to 60 minutes) something along the jist of he didn't believe she deserved the award because women shouldn't be in combat.

The other individuals, besides her leadership, that did agree to interviews stated they think she was only doing her job, and the only reason she was awarded the silver star was because she was a woman.

Interested to hear if any of the rest of you saw the segment, and what your thoughts were.

From the background that was given, this girl had every opportunity to become the exact opposite of what she is. She didn't meet her father until she was 13 because he was in prison for drug possession/distribution. Her mom wasn't around a lot, therefore she was raised by her grandmother.

Kuddos to this warrior for showing other kids what they can aspire to if they only believe in themselves.
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While the Army has been accused of giving out awards like they are samples, they generally get the high valor awards right. The award of Silver Star is not a venue the Army uses to push any EO agenda. Certainly not the 82d Airborne, a Brigade Combat Team of which SPC Brown's unit was part.

I can understand some Soldiers' sentiments about women in "combat" (that term now having a completely different meaning than in years past). That's a discussion worth having, but not here and not at the expense of de-emphasizing SPC Brown's achievements and valor.

According to posters above, there are only three females with high valor awards (2 x Silver Star, and 1 x DFC). I'd say the betting money is that she earned it for deeds, not gender.
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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but Specialist Brown's story was on 60 minutes tonight.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:45   #28
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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but Specialist Brown's story was on 60 minutes tonight. Interesting that quite a few individuals that were there that day, her SGM and her battalion commander all agreed to be interviewed, but the two men who's lives she saved declined to be interviewed. One of them told 60 minutes (according to 60 minutes) something along the jist of he didn't believe she deserved the award because women shouldn't be in combat.

The other individuals, besides her leadership, that did agree to interviews stated they think she was only doing her job, and the only reason she was awarded the silver star was because she was a woman.

Interested to hear if any of the rest of you saw the segment, and what your thoughts were.

From the background that was given, this girl had every opportunity to become the exact opposite of what she is. She didn't meet her father until she was 13 because he was in prison for drug possession/distribution. Her mom wasn't around a lot, therefore she was raised by her grandmother.

Kuddos to this warrior for showing other kids what they can aspire to if they only believe in themselves.

Wonder if they were worried about her being a women, as she saved their lives.
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Old 12-01-2008, 15:29   #29
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SPC Brown

Every time a member of this generation ticks me off, a SPC Brown comes along to straighten me out. This very well could be the next "greatest generation".
Good luck SPC Brown, I am sure you will soon become a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army".
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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but Specialist Brown's story was on 60 minutes tonight. Interesting that quite a few individuals that were there that day, her SGM and her battalion commander all agreed to be interviewed, but the two men who's lives she saved declined to be interviewed. One of them told 60 minutes (according to 60 minutes) something along the jist of he didn't believe she deserved the award because women shouldn't be in combat.

The other individuals, besides her leadership, that did agree to interviews stated they think she was only doing her job, and the only reason she was awarded the silver star was because she was a woman.

Interested to hear if any of the rest of you saw the segment, and what your thoughts were.
From the background that was given, this girl had every opportunity to become the exact opposite of what she is. She didn't meet her father until she was 13 because he was in prison for drug possession/distribution. Her mom wasn't around a lot, therefore she was raised by her grandmother.

Kuddos to this warrior for showing other kids what they can aspire to if they only believe in themselves.
I think most of us are on the same sheet of music and you have already seen our posts.

Male or female, you pull my ass out of a burning vehicle loaded with ammo, while under fire not only would I have shook your hand and said "Thank you" but I would have bought the beer. I would have also taken personal leave to ensure I was there to stand at attention while she received her Silver Star.

As a 19 y/o SPC with probably less than two years in the service, she did extremely well.

I can only surmise that the idiot that was disgruntled by her actions and award was probably a pvt and got "manhandled" by SPC Brown while "she" was rescuing him.....

Again, great job Spc. Brown, you deserve that award and more.

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