Piestewa death investigated as war crime
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The Pentagon is collecting evidence as part of a possible war crime investigation in connection with the death of Lori Ann Piestewa and other members of her unit who were killed in action in Iraq, The Arizona Republic reports.

Piestewa and fellow soldiers were ambushed March 23 by Iraqi soldiers. It is not yet known how she died but information being recovered could lead to a criminal prosecution for those responsible.

Piestewa, 23, was a member of the Hopi Tribe. She was a single mother of two children.

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Evidence collection begins as U.S. prepares for war-crime prosecutions (The Arizona Republic 4/8)
Piestewa memorial fund established (The Arizona Daily Sun 4/8)
'God didn't kill her, the Iraqis killed her' (The Gallup Independent 4/7)
Diné Prayer Day salutes U.S. forces (The Gallup Independent 4/7)
Gone, Not Forgotten (ABC News 4/7)
Tributes planned for Piestewa (AP 4/7)

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