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AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Pfc. Jessica Lynch leans on her crutches and watches helicopters fly over Central Park during a Veteran's Day interview with the Associated Press, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in New York. Lynch says she is "disturbed" by miltary reports that falsely said she went down shooting in an Iraqi ambush and dramatized her rescue by U.S. troops, Lynch said . "That wasn't me. I wasn't about to take credit for something I didn't do," she told the Associated Press.

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.