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Piestewa honored two years after death in Iraq


Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq, was remembered at a memorial in Phoenix attended by her best friend and former roommate Jessica Lynch and Piestewa's family.

Lynch said she and Piestewa became fast friends despite different upbringings. "We were so close that we felt like we were family," Lynch was quoted as saying.

Lynch is making her first visit to Arizona two years after her unit came under fire in Iraq. The attack resulted in Piestewa's death on March 23, 2003.

Lynch will visit the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

Get the Story:
Remembering Lori Piestewa: A soldier, a sister, a friend (The Arizona Republic 3/24)
Lynch honors fallen comrade (AP 3/24)

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