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Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, West Point graduate, KIA September 12, 2006. She was the first female African-American officer in US military history to die in combat.
We are Elks. You will not be forgotten. 🙏🏻Daily Women’s History Moment: (2005) Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez was a Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the United States Military Academy at West Point. In July 2001, after graduation from high school, Perez entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. There she was an exemplary student and talented track athlete, becoming the highest-ranking African-American female cadet in the history of West Point.
Following graduation from West Point in 2005, she was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Perez was killed in action on September 12, 2006, while leading a convoy through Al Kifl, Iraq, a mission for which she had volunteered. She was the first female African-American officer in US military history to die in combat. #JBWHM #womenVets
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