I'm sure at one point in your life you have heard of Molly Pitcher. On the battlefield she carried pitchers of water to wounded soldiers, which gained her the name Molly Pitcher. She got into the war by following her husband to his camp in new Jersey. She became known as a half soldier.
One of the most famous stories about her is a story on the battlefield. She was standing by her husband during an intense battle with no apparent fear, then she was overcome with heat and exhaustion and he collapsed. She took over his cannon with extreme bravery. She had an enemy bullet go straight in between her legs and tear her petticoat. She looked at the petticoat for a brief moment and looked away with out a care and continued to fire her cannon.
There is not that much information about this amazing women. Historians have no idea who her true identity is but there are a couple of women that may have been her. All in all, she doesn't have to have a real name to be a hero.