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April Book Club - Shoot Like a Girl by Mary Jennings Hegar

cover of Shoot Like a GirlThe book for April will be Shoot like a girl: One woman's dramatic fight in Afghanistan and on the home front by Mary Jennings Hegar. Meet at 2000 Malvern Rd in Upper Arlington on Wednesday, April 26th at 7:00 PM. Your hosts will have beverages; please feel free to bring snacks for the group.

Fresh Air story about this book.

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 AGirl, 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.

April 26th, 2017 7:00 PM
2000 Malvern Rd
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
UNITED STATES

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