PRIVATE FIRST CLASS LENISHIA SAULS, 27
While scaling a 60-foot-tall tower in basic training,...
While scaling a 60-foot-tall tower in basic training, Private First Class Lenishia Sauls overcame a fear of heights. “The fear and anxiety just left me,” says Sauls. “Fear was no longer in my vocabulary.” Receiving two Army Achievement Medals—awarded to soldiers who go above and beyond the call of duty—also boosted her self-confidence. She says her medals are a reminder of her ability to meet the goals she has set for herself: “I look back and think about the things I thought I wasn’t able to do and found out otherwise.” Sauls plans to pray this Fourth of July for the military personnel who are still deployed.