Theresa Flannery

 

 

Age: 32

 

Summary: decorated Iraq War veteran and a former beauty queen who was once crowned Miss Teen Madison County 1991 and later became an Iraq War hero in 2004 when she and other U.S. soldiers were trapped on the roof of a government compound in Najaf, Iraq dodging rifle fire and rocket-propelled grenades from renegade militiamen during a two-hour gunfire with enemy snipers, who was recommended a Bronze Star for her actions and later suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder.

 

 

Cause of Death: In her sleep

 

Born: January 20, 1978

 

Died: May 20, 2010

 

Location: Lexington, Kentucky