This online exhibit is a companion to the Women’s Memorial’s special exhibit, A New Generation of Warriors, honoring the servicewomen of Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
The exhibit speaks to the wartime experiences of these women through the memorabilia of 101st Airborne Division soldier CPL Jessica Ellis, who was killed in action on May 11, 2008, in Baghdad, Iraq. CPL Ellis, a medic, was on her second tour in Iraq when multiple EFP warheads struck her vehicle and she died of wounds suffered in the attack.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Ellis family for the temporary loan of Jessica’s military service mementos and artifacts. Their generous offer was the inspirations for the exhibit and made this important exhibit possible.