AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
Able to walk with the aid of a walker but still having trouble standing, Jessica Lynch makes remarks from a wheelchair in the Elizabeth town park, in W. Va. Hundreds of journalists were in this 1,000-person county seat to report Lynch's first public words since her ordeal.
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.