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The Herald-Dispatch

Former U.S. prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, center, speaks with Joe Campbell, left, chair of the WVU at Parkersburg Board of Governors, and Major General James A. Hoyer, Adjutant General of the West Virginia National Guard, right, before 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.