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AP Photo/U.S. Army, Brett McMillan

Pfc. Jessica Lynch receives the Purple Heart from Lt. Gen. James B. Peake, U.S. Army surgeon general, during a ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, on Monday, July 21, 2003. Lynch also received the Bronze Star and the Prisoner ofWar Medal.

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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