Women of the Military

Purple Heart Recipient's Story - Vanessa Brown

Episode Summary

Combat exclusion was lifted in 2016. But women were serving in combat long before combat exclusion was lifted. Vanessa Brown served as a mechanic and was running convoys on all three of her deployments. The first one happened in 2008. She is also a female purple heart recipient. Each deployment she faced a close call with an IED in both 2008 and 2016 deployments and she was shot in an ambush in 2010 in Iraq.

Episode Notes

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Veterans Laughing Together - VetTV

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