Monica Brown is serving with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Monica Brown was awarded the Silver Star at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in 2008 by Vice President Dick Cheney for her actions on April 25, 2007, during a combat patrol. Army Spc. Brown was a medic with the 82nd Airborne Division when she saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province. Her actions to move Soldiers away from incoming fire and provide medical care earned her recognition for gallant actions during combat.
Sgt. Monica Brown is the second female Soldier since World War II to be awarded the Silver Star.
Awards and Decorations:
The Silver Star
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Overseas Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Presidential Unit Citation
Meritorious Unit Commendation (with bronze oak leaf cluster)
Army Superior Unit Award
NATO Medal (with ISAF clasp)
Combat Medical Badge
Basic Parachutist Badge
German Parachutist Badge in bronze