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.
AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute
ABC News' Diane Sawyer, and Pvt. Jessica Lynch, the American soldier who was injured and captured in an ambush in Iraq pose in this undated publicity photo. Lynch said the U.S. military was wrong to manipulate the story of her dramatic rescue and should not have filmed it in the first place. The 20-year-old private told Sawyer in a ABC ``Primetime'' television interview to air Tuesday, Nov.11, 2003, that she was bothered by the military's portrayal of her ordeal.