Day 7: 2011!
Army 2nd Lt. Emily J. T. Perez died Sept. 12, 2006 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee during combat operations in Kifl, Iraq. She was the first female West Point graduate killed in Iraq.
“2nd Lieutenant Perez was a remarkable officer with tremendous potential. She could always be counted on to bring a smile to your face. She accepted every challenge placed before her and She led her soldiers on the battlefield, ensuring their personal safety.” (Memorial at the Emily Perez Treatment Center or see Emily’s Way Scholarship)