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Team Lioness Michelle B. Dallocchio Author of " Quixote in Ramadi"

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  While on deployment to Ramadi, Iraq in 2004-2005, she served as a member of "Team Lioness," the first female team that was attached to Marine infantry units to perform checkpoint operations, house raids, and personnel searches on Iraqi women and children for weapons and explosives. After her return in 2006, she pursued studies in Czech and international relations as a David L. Boren National Security Education Program scholar in Prague.  She was featured in the 2008 documentary film “Lioness” and several books covering women in combat. In 2009, she was awarded the Outstanding Woman Veteran Award by the State of Massachusetts for her service in both the military and the veteran community.  M.B. Dallocchio is the author of "Quixote in Ramadi:
 http://www.thedesertwarrior.com/

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