Lori Piestewa

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Birthday
14, 1979
Birthplace
Tuba City, AZ
DEATH DATE
Mar 23, 2003 (23)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1979
Birthplace
Tuba City, AZ
DEATH DATE
Mar 23, 2003 (23)

About

American war hero who served as a U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps soldier and was the first woman in the U.S. Army to be killed during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq and the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while in the U.S. military.

Before Fame

She was given the Hopi name Qotsa-Hon-Mana as a child which translates to White Bear Girl.

Trivia

Piestewa Park in Arizona was named after her.

Family Life

She was born to Terry Piestewa and Priscilla "Percy" Baca in Tuba City, Arizona and grew up in a trailer park.

Associated With

She was honored by South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle.