Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One Bad-Ass Lady!

Mary Edwards Walker. Surgeon, abolitionist, spy, prisoner of war. See that medal over her heart? That's the Congressional Medal of Honor. She's the only female ever to receive it.

American Forces Press Service.


Old NFO said...

Didn't she also dress as a man when she was with the Army? Or am I thinking of someone else?

Turk Turon said...

Yep, that's her! She usually wore trousers under her skirt. In those days a woman could be arrested for wearing trousers in public.