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AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Able to walk with the aid of a walker but still having trouble standing, Jessica Lynch makes remarks from a wheelchair in the Elizabeth town park, in W. Va. Hundreds of journalists were in this 1,000-person county seat to report Lynch's first public words since her ordeal.

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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