Female War Hero Releases New Edition of Thrilling Memoir for 30th Anniversary of the Gulf War
—The New York Times Book Review, Notable Book of the Year
"A gem of a memoir. Cornum displays a resourcefulness and courage that would do credit to any soldier… a taut and finely rendered narrative."
This special 30th anniversary edition of She Went to War includes a new afterword by Rhonda Cornum.
Feb. 27, 1991: Deep inside Iraqi territory, a U.S. Army helicopter on a combat search-and-rescue mission was shot down with eight Americans aboard. Five of them were killed instantly; the three survivors were captured. One of the survivors was Maj. Rhonda Cornum—Army officer, helicopter pilot, physician, and mother of a 14-year-old girl. She Went to War is her story, a remarkable tale of courage, determination, resilience, and pride.
Cornum's experience in combat and as a POW launched a national debate about the role of women in the military and helped lead to new opportunities for women in uniform. Her story is inspirational for everyone because it is proof that a person faced with even the most brutal adversity can emerge stronger, wiser, and ready for the next adventure.
Rhonda Cornum, one of the few women to earn the Distinguished Flying Cross, retired from the army as a brigadier general. She helped develop the U.S. Army program that trains soldiers to be more prepared mentally for the stress of combat. She lives on a farm in Kentucky.
Coauthor Peter Copeland is a journalist in Washington, DC. He is the author of the award-winning memoir Finding the News from LSU Press.
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