A Woman Who Dreamed of Flying with the Marines

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris was one of the few female helicopter pilots in the Marines in Iraq. She's seen here during a return to the United States after a previous deployment. Photo courtesy of friends of Jennifer Harris hide caption

itoggle caption Photo courtesy of friends of Jennifer Harris

Capt. Jennifer Harris lived her dream of flying with the air wing of the Marines in Iraq, where she piloted Sea Knight helicopters on combat rescue missions.

After three tours of duty, Harris was due back in her hometown of Swampscott, Mass., this week. But last week, she was killed aboard a Sea Knight that was shot down by Sunni insurgents northwest of Baghdad.

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