Of course, she's another fellow MP, Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, of the Kentucky National Guard's 617th MP Company.
|SGT Hester with a captured AK|
|SGT Hester with a horde of captured enemy weapons after the battle was over.|
When the battle was over, 27 insurgents were dead, six were wounded, and one captured. Sergeants Hester and Nein were both awarded the Silver Star. Nein's was later upgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross, an award second only to the Medal of Honor.
Also awarded the Silver Star in this ambush was platoon combat medic Specialist Jason Mike, who took up and simultaneously fired an M-4 carbine and M-249 SAW light machine gun in defense of his comrades.
|Nein, Hester, and Mike at their awards ceremony|
I kid you not, a toy company created a commemorative action figure of Leigh Ann Hester. Pretty badass.