Former U.S. prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, center, is greeted by her mother, Deidre, right, and boyfriend Wes Robinson, left, following a graduation ceremony at West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg, W. Va. on Friday, December 16, 2011. Lynch graduated with an education degree. (AP Photo/David Smith)
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.