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First female Missouri soldier killed in Iraq honored at Fort Leonard Wood

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:31 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2012

FORT LEONARD WOOD — Fort Leonard Wood is honoring the first female soldier from Missouri who was killed in action in Iraq.

A building at the fort will be dedicated Thursday to Sgt. Amanda Pinson, who died in Iraq in 2006. A memorial plaque will also be unveiled.

The 21-year-old Pinson, of St. Louis, died when a mortar detonated near Tikrit, Iraq. She was a member of the 101st Military Intelligence Detachment of the 101st Airborne Division.

 


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