She was recently killed in action in Afghanistan when she tried to rescue a wounded ranger pinned down by insurgents. She didn't hesitate when she tried to save his life. Acts of heroism and compassion are what society needs.
Sgt Leigh Ann Hester repelled at least 30 insurgents when her unit was ambushed in Iraq. She was honored for her exceptional tactics and actions and became the first woman to earn the Silver Medal for exceptional valor since World War II.