Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Lori Ann Piestewa

Tuba City, Arizona

March 23, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
23 Army Pfc

507th Maintenance Company

Fort Bliss, Texas

Killed when convoy was ambushed in Iraq.
AP News

Lori Piestewa was a member of the Hopi Tribe and the first U.S. servicewoman killed in the war in Iraq. Piestewa, from Tuba City, Ariz., was with a convoy of the 507th Maintenance Company that was ambushed March 23. Piestewa, a single mother raising a 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, enlisted two years ago.

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