Lori Piestewa’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 14, 1979

Death Date

Mar 23, 2003

Age of Death

23 years

Profession

War Hero

The war hero Lori Piestewa died at the age of 23. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

Since U.S. Army Private Lori Ann Piestewa died in a Humvee ambush in Iraq in 2003, her name—and her legacy—have spread throughout the three mesas of Hopi land in northeastern Arizona.