Unsung Heros

Killed in Action

The Killed in Action Educational lesson/theme illustrates the pain and suffering associated with the loss of a comrade or family member who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This theme pays homage to those killed in action and shares the experiences and emotions of five women veterans who were in battle facing the possibility of becoming KIA or losing a close comrade in battle. The scope of this lesson is focused exclusively on the current War on Terror. Guadalupe Alexander, who suffered the loss of a close comrade, and Steve Ellis, whose daughter was killed in Iraq, will share their emotions. The college curriculum associated with this theme will introduce academic tools and readings that will offer the opportunity to learn about fallen veterans throughout the Nation’s history through interpretive on-line tools.

Guadalupe Alexander, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army
Staff Sergeant Guadalupe Alexander was assigned to Combined Arms Support Command and served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where she was involved in numerous firefights with the enemy.
Latianna Wilson, Former Sergeant, U.S. Army

Sergeant Latianna Wilson is a Wounded Warrior who served two tours of duty in Iraq. She is a tireless and outspoken advocate for the rights of wounded veterans and those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).

Carol Mutter, Lt. General, U.S. Marine Corps, (Ret)
Lt. General Carol A. Mutter is the first woman promoted to the rank of three-star general in the military. She was a tireless advocate for women in the Marine Corps and served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at Marine headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Vernice Armour, Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
Marine Captain Vernice Armour became the first black female combat helicopter pilot. She served two tours piloting an AH-1W Super Cobra in Iraq. The decorated veteran now works as a motivational speaker, consultant and coach.
Cynthia Pritchett, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, (Ret)
Command Sergeant Major Cynthia Pritchett was responsible for 27,000 coalition forces in Afghanistan. Her military career spanned 36 years, most of it spent training soldiers and as an advisor to general and flag officers.
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