Monica Lin Brown (born 24 May 1988) - Spc. Monica Brown, 19, an Army medic. In April 2007 a vehicle was hit by an IED, her sergeant yelled, "Doc, let's go," and she went. She spotted two injured soldiers, under intense fire dragged them to cover, then received mortar shells and covered the injured with her body and started repairing them through a two hour fight. She saved them both, and received the Silver Star.
UNSUNG HEROES: The Female Soldier Who Provided Crucial Medical Treatment Under Mortar Fire
Sgt. Monica Lin Brown, U.S. Army. Only the second woman since WWII to receive the Silver Star, the U.S. military's third-highest medal for valor in combat. In April 2007, after a roadside bomb detonated, PFC Brown, ran through insurgent gunfire to reach the wounded using her body to shield them while mortar rounds and small arms fire impacted nearby.