PROFILE OF COURAGE Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown, of Lake Jackson, Texas, recipient of Silver Star, the 2nd woman to receive this award since WW II. She was 19 at the time in 2007. Very proud of this Texan!
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.