Portrait with stars and stripes of Lori Piestewa (Dec. 14 1979 — March 23, 2003), the first Native American woman to die in combat while serving in the US military.
Piestewa was killed in action after coming under fire in an ambush in Nasiriyah, Iraq. She is survived by her son who was 4-years-old at the time of her death, her daughter who was 3-years-old at the time of her death, her mother who is Mexican-American, and her father who is a member of the Hopi tribe and who served in the Vietnam War. One of her grandfathers served in World War II. Lori Piestewa was awarded the Purple Heart and the Prisoner of War Medal, and posthumously promoted from Private First Class to the rank of Specialist.
According to the Army, Native Americans have served in the Army in every war in America's history, as well as during peacetime. 25 Native Americans have received the nation's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor.
Portrait with stars and stripes.
No hate, no fear, everyone is welcome here.
Painted during the Women's Marches weekend.
"Fight." For every American who believes in fighting for what is right, even when we're not sure which way is up, even when we've got to fight in multiple directions, we've got this if we fight together, "Fight."