Former Eagles Cheerleader Returns From Second Tour
As a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader, Rachel Washburn toted pom-poms. As an Army intelligence officer with a special ops combat unit in Afghanistan, she carried an assault rifle and pistol. She was a pioneer on a special mission to relate to local women in ways that would be culturally inappropriate for male troops — including helping deliver an Afghan baby in a snowstorm.Washburn, 26, who recently returned from her second tour in Afghanistan, was honored as a “Hometown Hero” by the Eagles at their home game last year against the Chicago Bears.
Cheerleader turned soldier? Did that turn heads when she was in military training or living in a mud hut with Green Berets in a village in Afghanistan?“Initially, it was kind of a novelty to people I met if they ever found out,” Washburn said “It’s kind of a bit of a shock. You don’t expect those two things to go hand in hand with one person.”https://youtu.be/qXFUxmXdTfcRead the full story from AmericanGG.netHer story is an inspiration, when duty called she gave up her civilian life to serve in the US Army and make a difference. Well done Rachel, well done.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]