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Air Force Capt. Jennifer Curtis single-handedly dragged 6 men to safety

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Air Force Capt. Jennifer Curtis, a family nurse practitioner with the 75thMedical Group at Hill Air Force Base, is being recognized for her actions during her very first deployment. The Air Force recognized her for her bravery for putting herself in harm’s way while helping others inAfghanistan. It showcased her in this year’s edition of Portraits in Courage.

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  1. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    September 8th, 2012

    Not to take away from CPT. Curtis but, if she were black, this would be a lame-duck CMOH; FIRST WOMAN (not), FIRST BLACK (not), FIRST BLACK WOMAN (Bingo).

    As it is, I’m not sure the Air Force Cross is even awarded any more, but a silver star is a gimme. Not many women even have the opportunity for one of those.

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  2. Navigator

    September 8th, 2012

    American hero.

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  3. CrustyB

    September 8th, 2012

    So what? Sandra Fluke bummed congress for three grand worth free condoms on TV!

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  4. Mountain Dog

    September 8th, 2012

    The Air Force has some babes. This one is extra special.

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  5. Corky

    September 8th, 2012

    As a retired female Army nurse practitioner this story makes me especially proud. Way to go Jennifer–you are not a victim of the mythical “war on women”–you are just what every independent strong woman is.

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  6. iris354

    September 8th, 2012

    Let’s hear it for the girl! Hoo-yah!

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  7. cfm990

    September 8th, 2012

    If you pride in Country has been lacking of late. This ought to fix it.

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  8. LyleLovett666

    September 8th, 2012

    I’m sure she will be very proud of the form letter that the soon to be ex president sends her.

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  9. Tortillapete

    September 8th, 2012

    Heroism is not gender specific, but never involves 30 year old Georgetown Law School students…

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  10. mkultra

    September 8th, 2012

    I have a lot of respect for this woman and all of our military. The fact that she is made to wear an islamic headress (presumably by dhimmi military brass) makes my blood boil.

    http://www.af.mil/specials/courage/10curtis.html

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  11. Maudie N Mandeville

    September 8th, 2012

    Odd that the story doesn’t include any interviews with the men she dragged to safety or any eye witnesses of the account.

    Was she in harms way while pulling 6 men to safety or had the fighting stopped? Six times going out under enemy fire doesn’t say much for the enemy’s proficiency, does it? Is this the female equivalent of Audie Murphy or something akin to Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?

    When responding, please address to @PCcynic

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  12. sig94

    September 8th, 2012

    Gee, she can drag me anywhere she wants….

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  13. Stranded in Sonoma

    September 8th, 2012

    I’m with @Boobie on this. Dragging six soldiers to safety is worthy of some decoration. The Silver Star does seem appropriate. However, check back to WWI or WWII or Korea or Vietnam and see how similar acts of bravery, valor, and gallantry were recognized, not just for women, but for men. This should be a fairly easy call for the DoD.

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  14. FreeMan & Sarah on Vacation

    September 8th, 2012

    Top notch. What an American

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  15. Holder2013

    September 8th, 2012

    Something sexy about a woman in an Air Force uniform.
    You all know that G.W. Bush would have been thanking her personally. Such a contrast to what we have to put up with until Nov.

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