28 Min Released Dec 6, 2017

The First Woman to Kill in Battle

Chantelle Taylor was a combat medic in Afghanistan. She took pride in being highly trained in both those trades; saving lives, but also taking them when necessary. During a Taliban ambush on her unit, Chantelle played her role fighting off the attackers. During the firefight she "engaged" one of the enemy - killing him. Those carefully-aimed shots made her the first female soldier in British military history to take a life in combat - a status she neither hides nor celebrates.  

Chantelle is the author of a memoir (Battleworn) and co-hosts the Global Recon podcast.    

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