Tuesday, December 27, 2016

She ushered in a strong role model for women.

E! News confirms the Star Wars actress had a heart attack while aboard a flight from London to Los Angeles Friday, about 15 minutes before the plane was scheduled to land. Speaking on behalf of Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd, family's spokesman Simon Hallsannounced she died Tuesday. "It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning," he told E! News a statement. "She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."...

The first Star Wars picture premiered in 1997. 

1977: The first Coast Guard women are assigned to sea duty as crew members aboard the Morgenthau and Gallatin.

Military veteran status is granted to the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who flew during WWII.

The number of women in the military has been growing steadily since. Today, there are women in command positions. 

September 30, 2016

At the September 28 CNN Townhall meeting with President Barack Obama (click here) and a military group at Fort Lee, VA, Marine Capt. Lauren Serrano courageously asked a respectful but challenging question about women in direct ground combat  Capt. Serrano’s question was accurate and appropriately asked of the Commander-in-Chief.  President Obama did not explain why he ignored the best professional advice of the Marine Corps on the issue of women in the infantry....

Actresses like Carrie Fisher helps provide a strong spine for the women in the USA.

She will be missed.