Kirsten Holmstedt http://whqr.org en Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat http://whqr.org/post/author-kirsten-holmstedt-sheds-light-women-combat <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Defense Secretary Leon&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Panetta’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;announcement to lift the combat ban for women serving in the military came as no surprise to author Kirsten&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Holmstedt</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Iraq War started while she was working on her MFA in creative writing at&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNCW</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in 2003. She heard about women serving in the line of fire and decided to collect their stories first-hand.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 31227 at http://whqr.org Author Kirsten Holmstedt sheds light on women in combat