This picture came up last night in one of the 1911 groups. You can see her pearl handled 1911 worn around the hip using a M3 shoulder holster. Interesting but the lady herself is more interesting.
She was a SGT in an ARVN Ranger unit and she was fearless. She would be at the front in attacks, she helped treat the wounded and in one case shaved her head in mutual grief with one of the wives of a fallen ARVN Ranger.
Now comes the sa part. That gent behind her was her husband, a Major in the ARVN Rangers. The local newspapers reported she walked in on him cheating on her one day and he was forced to defend himself. He killed her during the “self defense”. The cheating part may or may not be true. It was widely known he was very jealous of her accomplishments and high stature among the troops and public. More believe he just killed her out of jealousy than the concocted story.