A Soldier's Story: Private Dorothy Lee Horner Fails


Private Dorothy Lee Horner Fails was born on July 6, 1965, in San Manuel, Arizona.  She graduated from the Mammoth-San Manuel High School before enlisting in the US Army Arizona National Guard in July 1990, where she trained in motor transport.

She was assigned to the 1404th Transportation Company and Private Dorothy Lee Horner Fails deployed to Saudia Arabia for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War during the autumn of 1990, where she transported battlefield supplies and POWs.

Private Dorothy Lee Horner Fails died during her service when a Saudi Arabian bus collided with her transport vehicle.  She rests at the Taylor Cemetery in Taylor, Arizona.


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