ELANA DUFFY, RETIRED SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, U.S. ARMY
"I was awarded a Purple Heart. I don't even know if it says enough about what I was willing to do for the people I was able to help."
— Elana Duffy, Retired Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army
Cindy Fraiser, CW 5
"The first time I got clearance that I can deploy, that was the hardest day. It was the hardest day of my life because of the fact that I was leaving a newborn. "
— Cindy Fraiser, CW 5
Mercedes Elias, Veteran, U.S. Marine Corps
"In the Marines, your gender is never really taken into account. And that's what I wanted. "