Je vais le faire en français parce qu'en anglais ça serait une catastrophe...
Une des femmes que j'admire le plus, le Commandant Caroline Aigle, est décédée le 21/08/2007. Elle était notre première pilote de chasse féminine française, un modèle pour toutes celles qui comme moi avait ce rêve inaccessible!... Et un cancer foudroyant l'a emportée... elle avait 32 ans, maman de deux enfants, dont le 2ème est né quelques semaines avant la mort de sa maman, grossesse qu'elle a voulu mener jusqu'au bout, même si elle a acceléré sa maladie... Le Commandant Aigle est devenue une légende, malgré elle. L'armée française a créé un blog pour les messages de soutient...http://armee-de-lair.over-blog.fr/
Elle aurait eu 33 ans hier.... Bon vol Commandant...
Squadron Commander Caroline Aigle died on August 21 of an aggressively spreading cancer, at age 32. Caroline Aigle had been the first woman licensed to be a fighter pilot in 1999. After serving in squadron 2/2 "Côte d'Or", in Dijon, for six years, she was sent to Metz to be in charge of flight security. Caroline Aigle had 1600 hours of flying time to her credit, essentially on the Mirage 2000.
Married to a fighter pilot, Caroline Aigle was the mother of two little children, Marc and Gabriel.
The daughter of a military doctor, Caroline Aigle had done her studies at the military high-school of Saint-Cyr before entering Technical School, and then the Air Force Academy. Very athletic, she was also French champion and military champion of triathlon.
(...) Yesterday, Caroline Aigle's husband revealed that his wife had decided to give birth prematurely, despite her illness, desiring to give "the maximum chance" to the baby she was carrying. The child was born by Caesarian section after five and a half months of pregnancy, at the beginning of August, just 18 days before the young woman died.
In mid-July the doctors' prognosis was "merciless" and she expressed at that time her desire to continue the pregnancy which had started before she knew she was sick.
"She couldn't stop the life of a being that she had carried for five months (...) She said: 'He has a right to his chances as I have to mine.'"
This pregnancy was "almost her final combat, and she won." Caroline Aigle's husband disclosed that, before dying, "she had been able to see her baby several times, and pick him up." According to him, his wife was "heroic to the end.".