Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38
Maj. Megan McClung // I Marine Expeditionary Force // KIA December 2006 // Ramadi, Iraq. // She was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. // She was also the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to be killed in action since the school was founded in 1845.
U.S. Army Reserve soldiers render final honors at a Fallen Warrior ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C. Jan. 10, 2012. The command's soldiers and civilian employees honored seven Army Reserve soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.