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The Associated Press

Jessica Lynch makes remarks from a wheelchair in the Elizabeth, W.Va., town park, in this 2003 file photo. Lynch was serving as a supply clerk with the ArmyÕs 507th Maintenance Company when she was captured by Iraqi forces after her group was ambushed on March 23, 2003.

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.