December 14 1979 march 23 2003 was a united states army soldier killed during the iraq war a member of the quartermaster corps she died in the same iraqi attack in which fellow soldiers shoshana johnson and jessica lynch were injured. And had become close friends.
Memorial day memories lori piestewa.
Lori piestewa video. Piestewa kept true to her roots and made the ultimate sacrifice for her comrades in battle. She and jessica lynch had met each other serving in the 507th maintenance co. Native american soldier lori piestewa kept true to her roots and made the ultimate sacrifice for her comrades in battle.
This video is in memory of lori piestewa a 23 year old native american woman of the hopi nation. 5 years ago 80 views. Meghan mccain suggests fort benning be renamed after lori piestewa the view k11 news tv.
Lori ann piestewa p aɪ ˈ ɛ s t ə w ɑː py es tə wah. Shoshana johnson one of the rescued soldiers. On that day under fierce enemy fire she recognized that jessica lynch needed help.
Historychannel subscribe for more h. Her father served in vietnam and her grandfather served in world war i. Female service member to die in the war.
Mike tyson the hardest puncher in boxing ever. A member of the hopi tribe piestewa was the first native american woman to die in combat. The identities of lynch and piestewa were verified for nbc by spc.
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Lori piestewa was born on december 14 1981 in tuba city arizona a small town on the navajo indian reservation in coconino county. She grew up in a family that honored military service. Piestewa rescued lynch from the damaged truck she was in.
Jessica lynch and lori piestewa after they were captured. Nbc s richard engel reports on a video tape that provides a new look at the treatment iraqis gave american pows. Piestewa was the first u s.