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A Silver Star for Monica Lin Brown

To Monica Lin Brown, I add my congratulations on your receiving the Silver Star. I honor you and thank you for outstanding service to your fellows and, thereby, to me, and to our entire country, the United States of America.

CAMP SALERNO, Afghanistan — A 19-year-old medic from Texas will become the first woman in Afghanistan and only the second female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest medal for valor.

Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province in April 2007, the military said.

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