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The Herald-Dispatch

Former U.S. prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, right, receives her diploma from West Virginia University at Parkersburg President, Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, as Joe Campbell, center, of the school's Board of Governors looks on during a graduation ceremony 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.