Native Americans in the United States Army
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Family and friends mourn Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa during a memorial dedication ceremony at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Nov. 4, 2007. Piestewa, a 23-year-old Hopi Native American from Tuba City, Ariz., was the first American service woman killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom. From left are her Army roommate, former POW Jessica Lynch; her mother Priscilla "Percy" Piestewa; and her children: Carla, 4, and Brandon, 5. Piestewa and Lynch were among members of the 507th Maintenance Company from Fort Bliss, Texas, ambushed near Nasiriyah, Iraq, on March 23, 2003. The missile range planted a bur oak on the lawn of the enlisted Soldiers' barracks in Piestewa's memory.
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