Local mom who lost daughter in Afghanistan supports women serving in combat
Published: January 25, 2013 - 09:55 PM
By Jim Carney
Beacon Journal staff writer
This undated photo provided by the North Carolina National Guard shows 1st Lt. Ashley White from Alliance, Ohio. White was killed Oct. 22, 2011, by an improvised explosive device in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Last weekend, White died in combat in southern Afghanistan, the first casualty in what the Army says is a new and vital wartime attempt to gain the trust of Afghan women. White, like other female soldiers working with special operations teams, was assigned duties that would be awkward or impossible for her male counterparts, such as frisking burqa-clad women. (AP Photo/North Carolina National Guard)
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