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Denver woman becomes 1st infantryman in Colorado

Posted: 4:16 PM, Apr 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-24 22:28:10Z

A Denver woman is making history after becoming the state's first to be enlisted into a combat role within the U.S. Army.

Kayleigh Schlag enlisted as an 11x Infantryman as part of the Department of Defense's initiative to lift all gender-based restrictions on military service, according to a press release sent by Denver Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs Office. 

Lt. Col. Eric Winterrowd gave the oath to Private Schlag and other enlistees.

Schlag, who attended Heritage High School in Littleton, was sworn into service along with fellow recruits into various military branches at the Denver Military Entrance downtown.

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