Leigh Ann Hester Photo

Leigh Ann Hester

Born: Jan 12, 1982

Birthplace: Bowling Green

Nationality: United States

Leigh Ann Hester

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1982
Birth Place : Bowling Green

Leigh Ann Hester is a United States National Guard soldier. While assigned to the 617th Military Police Company, a Kentucky Army National Guard unit out of Richmond, Kentucky, Hester received the Silver Star for her actions on 20 March 2005 during an enemy ambush on a supply convoy near the town of Salman Pak, Iraq. Hester enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 2001 and is the first female U.S. Army soldier to receive the silver star since World War II and the first ever to be cited for valor in close quarters combat.

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