Purple Heart Warrior Battling For Women's Equality

May 10, 2017

On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan.  Wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. After she came home she began a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve.

Major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar shares the story of her military career and her fight for women's rights.
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In her recently-released memoir, "Shoot Like a Girl," MJ Hegar shares her experiences. She recently spoke with us about her time in the military and her continued fight for women's rights here at home.