Sunday, April 5, 2009

Every Day Hero: BONUS!!!

Since we have just finished Womens History Month in the US, I have to share this every day hero with you. Colonel Sally Murphy was interviewed by Troy and CJ on YouServed on BlogTalk Radio this week. You were listening, weren't you? If you did miss it, follow the link to Blog Talk Radio and you will find YouServed featured on their front page.

In the meantime, take a look:

Also, there is this on Fox News. Col Murphy is an inspiration. There is more:

Retired Col. Sally Murphy, the Army's first female helicopter pilot, meets Fort Myer Military Community Garrison Commander Col. Laura J. Richardson, also a helicopter pilot, at a "Freedom Team Salute" ceremony March 26 to honor Murphy.

Army honors its first female helicopter pilot

Mar 27

By Alex McVeigh

FORT MYER, Va. (Army News Service, March 27, 2009) -- Members of "Freedom Team Salute" honored retired Col. Sally D. Murphy, the Army's first female helicopter pilot, Wednesday at Fort Myer Spates Community Club.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Murphy's graduation from the Army Aviation school at Fort Rucker, Ala., when she became the Army's first female helicopter pilot. She joined the Army's Women Army Corps in 1972, and entered the aviation school when women were first allowed in.

Murphy flew helicopters for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan., and commanded the 62nd Aviation Company in Germany and the 78th Aviation Battalion (Provisional) in Japan.

Col. Laura J. Richardson, Fort Myer Military Community garrison commander, is one of thousands of women who have followed in Murphy's footsteps as a female aviator. She spoke at the event about how Murphy's shadow loomed over her during aviation training.

"From my own experience as a female helicopter pilot, I understand and appreciate the time, effort, knowledge and dedication it took Col. Murphy to become the Army's first female helicopter pilot," Richardson said. "More importantly, I appreciate the tough road that Col. Murphy forged, making it possible for me and other female Army aviators to follow along in a ready made path, making it so much easier for us."...

Go - NOW - and read more on this amazing woman here.

Thank YOU for your service, Colonel Murphy.

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