Lakota soldier who died in Iraq remembered
Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Army Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle, a Lakota soldier who died in Iraq, was remembered by family and friends on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota on Monday.

More than 100 people escorted Hawk Eagle's casket through Eagle Butte. A riderless horse represented Hawk Eagle, 21.

More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service for Hawk Eagle. "It wasn't until 1924 that Native Americans were given citizenship," chairman Harold Frazier said, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. "We love our country more so than any other race of people because we were here first."

A memorial fund has been set up for Hawk Eagle's family. Donations can be sent to:
Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle
University Federal Credit Union
PO Box 8222
Grand Forks ND 58202
(701) 777-2274

Get the Story:
A soldier remembered (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/25)
Photo Gallery: Pfc. Sheldon Hawk Eagle (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/25)
Fallen Eagle Butte soldier honored (AP 11/25)

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