Have you ever served in the armed forces? This is absolutely false. All soldiers are trained for battle and every soldier that is out in the Iraqi desert right now understands that they could be attacked at any moment. The only difference is that her MOS is something other than infantry, but she has definitely been trained to defend herself and her unit in the event she is attacked. Obviously she did so because they found dead Iraqi's there as well. Why should the fact that she is a woman make any sort of difference? Every enlisted person and officer understands that when they sign on the dotted line, there is a chance that they will be called upon in times of war to put their life on the line in defense of their country. What she did is great and I'm glad her family is going to see her alive shortly -- but let's not pump up a story solely for the "oh wow gee she survived" effect. If she's going to get a medal, everyone else within her unit should get one as well. Let's not forget the sacrifice of their families -- who won't be seeing them again.