“Private Donovan, 20, grew up outside Philadelphia with five older brothers. She was the only girl on her junior high football team. When assigned to write an essay about an adult she admired, she chose her grandfather, who had served two tours in Vietnam. ‘She’s just always been a badass,’ said her mother, Cristine Zalewski.” From the NYT’s Dave Phillips: For Army Infantry’s 1st Women, Heavy Packs and the Weight of History.