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The Herald-Dispatch file photo

Deadra Lynch stands by her husband Gregory, right, as he bows his head in disappointment on Saturday, April 5, 2003, after hearing about the confirmed deaths of other soldiers in the same unit of her daughter, Jessica Lynch, at a brief press conference at the West Virginia State Hangar at Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va. The H.J. Heinz Co. donated the plane Lynch family begin their travels to Germany to reunite with Lynch's recently rescued daughter Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch of the 507th Maintenance Co. of Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas. Lynch sustained two broken legs, a broken arm, two gunshot injuries and an injury to her spine as a result of her capture and imprisonment by Iraqi forces.

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.