Lori Piestewa

Soldier, Military Person

1979 – 2003

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Who was Lori Piestewa?

Specialist Lori Ann Piestewa was a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps soldier killed during the same Iraqi Army attack in which fellow soldiers Shoshana Johnson and Jessica Lynch sustained injuries. A member of the Hopi tribe, Piestewa was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving with the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. armed forces killed in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Arizona's Piestewa Peak is named in her honor.

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Born
Dec 14, 1979
Tuba City
Also known as
  • Kocha-Hon-Mana
  • Lori Ann Piestewa
Ethnicity
  • Mexican American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Mar 23, 2003
Nasiriyah

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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