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AP Photo/Michael Probst

U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is carried on a stretcher off a C-17 military plane at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, southern Germany, early Thursday, April 3, 2003. Lynch was rescued by U.S. special forces more than a week after she and other members of her unit were captured in Iraq. She will be brought to the nearby Landstuhl Medical Center.

Gallery: Jessica Lynch through the years

Apr. 01, 2013 @ 12:01 AM

Pfc. Jessica Lynch, orginally from Wirt County, W.Va., was rescued from Iraqi capture on April 1, 2003. Lynch gained national attention after her rescue and is now a teacher, student and motivational speaker.