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Friday, January 25, 2013

First woman to lead GIs in combat — and look at the thanks she got

In this 1990 file photo. Capt. Linda Bray, 29, from Butner, N.C., with the 988th Military Police Company from Fort Benning, Ga., poses in the Army's Quarry Heights base in Panama City, Panama. Bray led 30 MPs in an attack on Panamanian Defense Forces kennels the night of the American invasion, resulting in intense combat with PDF soldiers and a cache of weapons captured. The event made her the first woman to lead U.S. troops into battle.