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The Herald-Dispatch file photo

Seated next to her brother, Greg Lynch Jr., right, former POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, left, waves to well-wishers during a motorcade in her honor on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, in Elizabeth, W.Va. Lynch, of the 507th Maintentance Company, returned home after an extended stay in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. where she was recovering from injuries sustained while serving in Iraq.

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.