February 26, 2012

Combat Barbie

Corporal, British Army

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Miss England 2009

She signed up at age 17 after her older brother challenged her to join the army.
After basic training she reported for duty "wearing kitten heels, false eyelashes and with her clothes in a pink suitcase, earning her the nickname Combat Barbie."

 She rose to fame after it was reported in the British papers in 2005 that she had earned a commendation for her bravery while serving with the Royal Anglian Regiment in Iraq for wrestling two rifles from a prisoner following a road traffic accident and then flooring him with her bare hands - thus saving lives of her comrades. She was promoted to Lance Corporal.

Cpl. Hodge returned to active duty in the Army, September 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in early 2011.

You Go, Girl! 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

See www.katrinahodge.org.uk for more pioctures!