Soldier Goes AWOL
The first woman in Tennessee to enlist as a combat engineer in the Army went AWOL according to a military spokesperson.So much for putting women in combat roles, eh?
Local 8 News was first to tell you about Erika Lopez back in July of 2015. She made headlines when she enlisted for a job that could involve fighting on the front lines.
The U.S. Army had just lifted its ban on women in combat roles when she walked into a recruiting office in Knoxville and decided to enlist as a combat engineer.