10 Jul '18, 5pm

Shot five times, this wounded warrior fought her way back to active duty and eight gold medals

On Aug. 5, 2014, Navy Senior Chief Raina Hockenberry was visiting a military academy in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an Afghan soldier turned and opened fire on the group. In the “green-on-blue” attack , Hockenberry was shot five times. Two bullets shattered her tibia, one hit her groin and the two remaining bullets hit her stomach. The attack killed Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene , the first American general officer to be killed by combat fire since Sept. 11, 2001. It also wounded 17 other coalition and Afghan forces. Nearly four years later, now-Master Chief Petty Officer Hockenberry has returned to service and has taken up the post of personnel and administrative officer on board the USS Port Royal. Although that is her official title, “the great thing about being on a ship is that you are anything and everything,” she said. Hockenberry also recently won eight gold medals and...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/06/26/shot-...

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