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The Herald-Dispatch

Former U.S. prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, left, speaks during a graduation ceremony at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg, W.Va. on Friday, December 16, 2011. Lynch graduated with an education degree. (AP Photo/David Smith)

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.

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