Female military veterans will gather to talk about combat

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A panel of female military veterans will discuss their experiences on the battlefield to mark Virginia Women Veterans Week.

The panel discussion — called "Women Warriors: Grace and Grit" — will be held at the Virginia War Memorial on March 23.

Panelists will include Amelia Underwood, a U.S. Army veteran and adjunct professor of Military Science at James Madison University; Gail Taylor Black, a U.S. Army veteran; and Tamika Harris-Smith, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

The moderator will be Francoise Bonnell, director of the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee.

Admission is free. A reception with the speakers will follow the discussion.

The event is being presented by Capital One to commemorate March as Women's History Month and March 17-23 as Virginia Women Veterans Week.

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