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Former POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch smiles to members of the media as she prepares to read a statement during a press conference on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Elizabeth, W.Va. Lynch, of the 507th Maintenance Company, returned home to Palestine, W.Va., after an extended stay in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. where she was recovering from injuries sustained while serving in Iraq.

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.