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Leondra Begay, a 22-year-old female combat soldier in the U.S. Marine Corps loads her rifle magazine during training exercises with her combat unit. (Photo via Indian Country Today)

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Leondra Begay, a 22-year-old U.S. Marine, was once told by her brother that she shouldn’t sign up for a combat arms role in the Marines. Her brother Eric Sorrellhorse, an infantryman in the Army, said the combat role would be “too demanding.” Begay signed up right away.

By Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today July 30, 2019
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