• Frank Martin, writer and director of "Unsung Heroes," is aided by Amanda Strickland, U.S. Army Women's Museum operations specialist and archivist, Oct. 23, as he looks through the massive volumes of research material available at the museum.

    U.S. Army Women's Museum to be featured in documentary

    Frank Martin, writer and director of "Unsung Heroes," is aided by Amanda Strickland, U.S. Army Women's Museum operations specialist and archivist, Oct. 23, as he looks through the massive volumes of research material available at the museum.

  • Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women's Museum director, center, and Amanda Strickland, museum's operations specialist and archivist, show Frank Martin, writer and director of "Unsung Heroes," the original identification card of Virginia Oakley, a World War I veteran of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Oct. 23. The ID card is just one of many personal items belonging to Oakley that are archived at the museum.

    U.S. Army Women's Museum to be featured in documentary

    Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women's Museum director, center, and Amanda Strickland, museum's operations specialist and archivist, show Frank Martin, writer and director of "Unsung Heroes," the original identification card of Virginia Oakley, a World...

  • Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women's Museum director, provides a historical perspective during an interview by Frank Martin, writer and director, for use in his upcoming documentary, "Unsung Heroes - The Story of America's Female Patriots," Oct. 23. The production focuses on the accomplishments and advancements female servicemembers have made from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    U.S. Army Women's Museum to be featured in documentary

    Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women's Museum director, provides a historical perspective during an interview by Frank Martin, writer and director, for use in his upcoming documentary, "Unsung Heroes - The Story of America's Female Patriots," Oct. 23...

  • Staff Sgt. Gaudalupe Alexander, Combined Arms Support Command training developer, shares some of her personal stories of what life was like being deployed in a combat environment Oct. 23. Her experiences will be highlighted in the documentary "Unsung Heroes " The Story of America's Female Patriots" set to air next year.

    U.S. Army Women's Museum to be featured in documentary

    Staff Sgt. Gaudalupe Alexander, Combined Arms Support Command training developer, shares some of her personal stories of what life was like being deployed in a combat environment Oct. 23. Her experiences will be highlighted in the documentary "Unsung...

FORT LEE, Va. - History came alive Oct. 23, as the U.S. Army Women's Museum participated in a documentary highlighting the service of women in the armed forces.

The production is called "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots," and focuses on the accomplishments and advancements women from all branches of service have made throughout American history. It is produced by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and written and directed by Emmy winner Frank Martin.

Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women's Museum director, provides a historic overview and references to use as the backdrop for the production. She shares stories and personal accounts of female servicemembers from the Revolutionary War to the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One of the accounts Bonnell highlights is the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Mary Edwards Walker. She was a doctor during the Civil War, who was an alleged spy and captured as a prisoner of war. To this date, she is the only woman to ever be awarded the nation's highest military honor.

Staff Sgts. Jessica Cobble and Guadalupe Alexander, Soldiers assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command, were also interviewed. The two recounted personal stories of what life was like being deployed in a combat environment, as both served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cobble was assigned as a mortuary affairs collection point noncommissioned officer during her deployments. Alexander was attached to an infantry unit in Iraq and provided automated logistics support in both theaters.

Stories such as those of Walker, Cobble and Alexander, will fill this two-hour documentary special. It will air on the Public Broadcasting Service next year.

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