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Lioness: 2008 documentary to be screened at Coos Bay Library on January 3

(Image via Coos Bay Public library)

COOS BAY, Ore. -- Coos Bay Public Library, in collaboration with Roseburg VA Health Care System, will show Lioness, a 2008 documentary on female veterans of the Iraq War, on Wednesday, January 3 from 1-3 p.m. in the Coos Bay Library's Myrtlewood Room.

Meg McLagen and Darie Somers’ powerful documentary shares for the first time the hidden history of female support soldiers known as Lionesses.

Lionesses were part of the first women in American history sent into direct ground combat, fighting in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war, returning home as part of this country’s first generation of female combat veterans.

Special guest and original Lioness prototype, Jessica Miller, was the the first female to do missions by herself for the Army and Marines. Miller later partnered with Morgan from this documentary.

A discussion will be held after the film.

Refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

Call (541) 269-1101 x2 for further information on this program.

This viewing is free of charge and registration is not required.

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