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Maj. Hegar: A Woman Who Has Already Seen Combat

Jan 26, 2013 (Weekend Edition Saturday) — On the heels the Pentagon's decision to lift its ban on women serving in combat roles, host Scott Simon speaks with Air Force Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar. Hegar was awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross with a Valor Device for heroism while piloting a helicopter an aerial mission in Afghanistan in mid-2009.

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