Local woman a genuine heroine in Iraq

Esther Bley

By Lori Porter
Acorn Staff Writer

Heroes do come in all sizes.
Petite Capt. Esther Bley, 29, of Westlake Village, an HH-60G "Pave Hawk" helicopter pilot for the 129th unit of the California Air National Guard, is five feet two inches tall. But there isn’t a giant in the world who could reach the heights Bley has.
After graduating from high school in 1992, Bley attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a full Air Force ROTC scholarshi...

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