Remembering a Pioneering Female Soldier Killed in Action | ADVOCATE – April, 2016

Four days before Christmas 2015, Air Force Maj. Adrianna Vorderbruggen was killed when a Taliban suicide bomber drove a motorcycle packed with explosives into a security patrol she was leading near Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan. It was the deadliest day for the U.S. military in Afghanistan in 18 months, in what was supposed to be the waning days of the war. Five others were killed in the attack, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility.

Vorderbruggen is remembered as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend to many.

“She’s a hero, and I hope she’s a hero to all of us, not just to me,” remembers her older brother Christopher…. 

 

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