Military begins difficult identification process
Facebook Twitter Email

Nine of the 11 bodies that were found in this week's rescue of an American soldier in Iraq have been shipped to the United States.

Military officials say it is possible that the bodies are American and may have belonged to the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company at Fort Bliss, Texas. Lori Piestewa, 23, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and part of the 507th unit, is among those considered missing.

Jessica Lynch, 19, a roommate of Piestewa at Fort Bliss, was rescued on Tuesday. According to The Washington Post, an Iraqi lawyer informed the military that she was in a hospital under heavy guard.

Get the Story:
Iraqi Man Risked All to Help Free American Soldier (The Washington Post 4/4)
Investigation on Identities of 9 Bodies Has Begun (The New York Times 4/4)
Username: indianzcom, Password: indianzcom

Related Stories:
Letters for Lori Piestewa and Family(4/4)
Rescued soldier watched unit members die (4/3)
Fellow Piestewa unit member rescued in Iraq (4/2)
Vigil held in Ariz. for missing Hopi soldier (3/27)
Hopi Tribe prays for return of missing soldier (3/26)
Piestewa Family Letter: Thank you for prayers (3/26)
Ariz. soldier reported missing (3/25)