amanda pinson http://kbia.org en First female Mo. soldier killed in Iraq honored http://kbia.org/post/first-female-mo-soldier-killed-iraq-honored <p>Fort Leonard Wood is honoring the first female soldier from Missouri who was killed in action in Iraq.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:08:42 +0000 Associated Press 18225 at http://kbia.org First female Mo. soldier killed in Iraq honored Fort Leonard Wood building honors female soldier http://kbia.org/post/fort-leonard-wood-building-honors-female-soldier <p>Fort Leonard Wood is dedicating a new building in honor of Missouri&#39;s first female soldier killed by hostile fire.</p><p>The south-central Missouri Army base says a memorial plaque honoring Sergeant Amanda Pinson of St. Louis will be formally unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 26th for the new Training Support Center.</p><p>Pinson was 21 in March 2006 when a mortar exploded in the central Iraq city of Tikrit, killing her and 22-year-old Specialist Carlos Gonzalez of Middletown, New York. Both were based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:27:49 +0000 Associated Press 17832 at http://kbia.org Fort Leonard Wood building honors female soldier