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Thu July 26, 2012
First female Mo. soldier killed in Iraq honored
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.