Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq
|Subject||Iraq War, Women|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Military History|
Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq is a 2007 book by Kirsten Holmstedt about the Iraq War and women in the military with a foreword by Tammy Duckworth. Band of Sisters presents twelve amazing and often heart-wrenching stories of American women on the frontlines including America's first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the U.S. military's first black female combat pilot, a 21-year-old turret gunner defending a convoy, two military policewomen in a firefight, a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own, and more.
Awards and recognition
- Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award
- Winner of the 2007 Military Writer's Society of America Founders Award
- Vernice Armour, featured in Band of Sisters, was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and America's first African American female combat pilot in the United States military
- Tammy Duckworth, wrote foreword for Band of Sisters and is former U.S. Army helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds cost her both of her legs and damaged her right arm, former director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, and current Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
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