Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Female Graduates from Ranger School

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of Ashley’s War, wrote a piece for CNN regarding female graduates from the U.S. Army Ranger school. Lemmon argues that this is just the beginning for women joining the ranks of Rangers.

First Women are about to Graduate from Ranger School!

I am sure Ashley is proud of and looking out for these amazing ladies. History made: First female soldiers to graduate Army Ranger School

Follow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s Facebook Page

Thankfully the sacrifice and story of Ashley and her fellow CSTs was chronicled by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon in Ashley’s War. Lemmon continues to post updates related to the book and responses from people who read the book on her Facebook page. I recommend that everyone make sure to “like” the page and read the “Reader Letter of the Week.” Visit to see all the great stuff Lemmon is up to.

Ashley Paved the Way for Female Rangers

Chuck Williams writes about the work of Ashley and other CSTs who paved the way for women to official join the ranks of U.S. Army Rangers. Take a look at his piece from Ledger-Enquirer the here

YSU Participation in Folds of Honor Program

Last year the YSU golf team used a bag dedicated to Ashley. YSU is again participating in the Folds of Honor program. Read about the involvement of YSU athletics in the Folds of Honor program here

Missing in Action: The Lack of Female Narratives in Popular Culture

Ashley’s War author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon examines the lack of attention that women have historically received when it comes to discussing their combat efforts in a piece  for The Atlantic. Give it a read: Missing in Action 

Ted Talk by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Focusing on Women on the Front Lines of Combat


In 2011, the US Armed Forces still had a ban on women in combat — but in that year, a Special Operations team of women was sent to Afghanistan to serve on the front lines, to build rapport with locals and try to help bring an end to the war. Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells the story of this “band of sisters,” an extraordinary group of women warriors who helped break a long-standing barrier to serve.

Watch the Ted Talk here

Cosmopolitan Q and A with Brittany

Brittany White, Ashley’s twin sister, was interviewed by Cosmopolitan. The interview was conducted by Heather Wood Rudulph and in it Brittany speaks about her relationship with Ashley. The interview is deeply emotional and moving. Brittany does an amazing job of speaking about how Ashley serves as an inspiration.

After My Twin Sister Was Killed in Afghanistan, I Realized What A Badass She Truly Was

Conversation on Global Dispatches

Author of Ashley’s War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon was a guest on Global Dispatches with Mark Goldberg. The conversation touches on the creation of PRTs and the role of women in the military.

Global Dispatches Episode 67

Yahoo Health: How CrossFit Bonded Together an Elite Team of Female Soldiers

This article by Ashley’s War author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon examines the role of CrossFit in helping Ashley and her fellow soldiers bond together.

How CrossFit Bonded Together and Elite Team of Female Soldiers