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Kirsten A. Holmstedt

Kirsten A. Holmstedt is an author and journalist who has written two books about American servicewomen fighting in Iraq and their experiences. Holmstedt's first book, Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, was released in 2008; a year later, she followed with The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq. Holmstedt began her research as a Creative Nonfiction Writing graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she worked closely with servicewomen stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune as they returned from Iraq.

Articles by this Author

Women At War, Winter 2008 | Vol. 58, No. 1
For the first time in U.S. history, women are fighting alongside their male their male counterparts—so far 110 have died in Iraq and Afghanistan