**RETRANSMITTING TO CORRECT BROWN WILL BECOME THE SECOND WOMAN SINCE WORLD WAR II TO RECEIVE THE SILVER STAR NOT THE FIFTH** Spc. Monica Lin Brown from Lake Jackson Texas of 82 Air borne stands guard at a forwarded operating base in Khost, Afghanistan, Saturday, March 8, 2008. Brown, will be the second female soldier awarded the Silver Star since World War II, for her role in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
On Monday, the Pentagon announced that they would extend the tour of duty for 2,200 Marines serving in Afghanistan.