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A portrait of Army Spc. Lori Piestewa, the first American servicewoman killed in the war in Iraq, hangs in the background, as her mother, Percy Piestewa, left, and former POW Jessica Lynch look on, Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at a memorial in Phoenix on the second anniversary of Piestewa's death. Lynch and Piestewa were together when their unit was ambushed on March 23, 2003, near the southern Iraq city of Nasiriyah. Piestewa died and Lynch was captured.

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.