July 23, 2003

You Gotta Love It

21 year old U.S. Army Specialist Heather Baldus caught herself a general!

"She was standing post with this other soldier when she saw some movement in a bush by the road," explained Baldus' mother, Kim James, of Sibley. "She told the guy to cover her while she checked it out."

As Baldus approached, she came under fire from unseen gunmen in surrounding buildings. A man bolted from the bush ahead and she pursued, knocking him to the ground with a blow to the head from the butt of her weapon.

"He looked up at her and all he could say was 'You're a woman.' Heather told him 'Yeah, but that doesn't mean I won't put a bullet through your head,' " James said. "Heather has always been outspoken."

Baldus and the other soldier brought their unknown prisoner to headquarters where they later learned he was one of the 55 most wanted Iraqis, all identified in a deck of cards distributed to soldiers by the Department of Defense. He was the six of clubs and number 49 on the DOD's mosted wanted list.

Read all of it here.

Posted by Ithildin at July 23, 2003 5:37 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

'You're a woman.'

Yeah. She sure is.

Posted by: John Anderson at July 24, 2003 7:00 AM

Did you see her photo? Dang!

Posted by: Ith at July 24, 2003 2:58 PM

Alllll right!!!... Get some, Heather! The lateral buttstroke. When delivered properly; is a thing of rare beauty!!! Maybe their G-2 should keep Heather in the room while they interrogate the General. Just to keep him shaken up!

Posted by: Red Ruffansore at July 24, 2003 7:01 PM