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The Herald-Dispatch

Former Iraqi POW Jessica Lynch, left, greets Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., right, as Peter Goodwin, second from left, and West Virginia University President David C. Hardesty, Jr., look on during the West Virginia University luncheon in Washington, Thursday June 17, 2004. (AP Photo/John Harrington, W.Va. University)

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.