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The Associated Press

Jessica Lynch, who shot to fame as a POW during the Iraq war in 2003, is with her daughter Dakota, bottom, following the South Charleston, W.Va., Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011.

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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.