31 Mar '13, 12pm

21-year-old Airman had 'heart of a hero': Hummingbirds are some of the smallest, most delicate, beautiful crea...

21-year-old Airman had 'heart of a hero': Hummingbirds are some of the smallest, most delicate, beautiful crea...

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Hummingbirds are some of the smallest, most delicate, beautiful creatures in the world. They are tiny little beings, and what they lack in size, with 10 beats per second, they make up for in heart. Senior Airman Ashton Goodman was a 21-year-old vehicle operator dispatcher from Indianapolis who was stationed a Pope Field, N.C. She was the third generation of females in her family to join the Air Force. According to those who knew her, she was a combination of strength and softness: she loved operating the large vehicles her job required of her and she loved animals - all of them. Her boyfriend had a pet name for her: "Hummingbird." Goodman volunteered to go to Afghanistan as a member of the Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team, where she drove vehicles through the mountains to deliver humanitarian supplies to needy women. She also acte...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123341709

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