ATLANTA, Ga. - A local service woman received a Bronze Star for her extraordinary efforts treating women and children in Afghanistan.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Leah Brown's all-woman medical team was able to reach through cultural barriers with humanitarian goals. She treated several children who picked up unexploded ordnance, only to have them go off in their hands.
Brown said, “Practice medicine with the total altruistic reason that got you into the field in the first place. You get what you get and you provide what you can, even if it’s just a Band-Aid or pair of crutches with a smile."
Brown is a graduate of southwest Atlanta's Benjamin Mays High School. She also graduated from the University of Georgia and Ohio State Medical School.