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The Associated Press

Jessica Lynch, who shot to fame as a POW during the Iraq war in 2003, is featured in the South Charleston, W.Va., Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Accompanying Lynch are SSgt Gordon, left, and MSgt Young of the West Virginia National Guard.

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.