Newsweek Heroes Edition - In Iraq, A Mom Marine's Urge to Serve

You’re not Marine Corps material—you won’t make it.”

That was Tawanda Hanible’s brother, Lindell, running down the sister who had always shown him up in school. Lindell was two years older and already a Marine. He told “Tee,” as she was called, “you’re too girly.” He forgot that she was also stubborn as a fence post.