Jessica Lynch's rescuer fatally shot in Afghanistan

Jessica Lynch's rescuer fatally shot in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) --A U.S. Army Ranger who helped rescue former POW Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital has died from gunshot wounds he sustained while on tour in Afghanistan.
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Jessica Lynch graduating from WVU

Jessica Lynch graduating from WVU

PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Former Iraq prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, who joined the Army a decade ago so she could pay for college, is about to graduate from West Virginia University.

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch expecting a girl

ELIZABETH, W.Va., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Jessica Lynch, the former U.S. soldier who was rescued after being captured in Iraq, is expecting a baby girl in January, People magazine reports. Lynch told People that the baby's ultrasound images are "adorable," but she and boyfriend Wes Robinson decli

Former POW Jessica Lynch pregnant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Jessica Lynch, the West Virginia soldier wounded and taken prisoner by Iraqis in 2003, is pregnant.

Jessica Lynch to autograph collectibles

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Jessica Lynch will sign certificates for collectible coins to raise money for her educational foundation, a California collectibles company said Thursday.

'Saving Jessica Lynch' tells of rescue

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- NBC is presenting the first 40 minutes of "Saving Jessica Lynch," the story of the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, without commercials.

Diane Sawyer to interview Jessica Lynch

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Diane Sawyer of ABC News scored the first television interview with former prisoner of war U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, reported Zap2it. Sawyer will air a series of interviews with Lynch, the first as an ABC News special on Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day.

NBC finds Jessica Lynch star

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- NBC has chosen a Canadian actress, Laura Regan, to play U.S. Army PFC Jessica Lynch in its upcoming original movie.

Jessica Lynch given hero's welcome

ELIZABETH, W.Va., July 22 (UPI) -- Yellow bows, from 1,600 yards of donated lawn chair material, greeted former prisoner-of-war Jessica Lynch as she returned to her West Virginia home.
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Jessica Lynch
Army Private Jessica Lynch talks about her capture in Iraq as she testifies before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Army's misleading information regarding the death of Pat Tillman and the enemy's capture of Jessica Lynch, in Washington on April 24, 2007. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Jessica Dawn Lynch (born April 26, 1983) is a former Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps. Lynch served in Iraq during the 2003 invasion by U.S. and allied forces. On March 23, 2003 she was injured and captured by Iraqi forces but was recovered on April 1 by U.S. Special Operations Forces, with the incident subsequently receiving considerable news coverage. Lynch's was the first successful rescue of an American POW since World War II and the first ever of a woman.

Initial media reports on Lynch's recovery in Iraq were incorrect. Lynch, along with major media outlets, fault the U.S. government for creating the story as part of the Pentagon's propaganda effort. Jim Wilkinson is credited for fabricating the government narrative.

On April 24, 2007 she testified in front of Congress that she had never fired her weapon; her M16 rifle jammed, as did all weapons systems assigned to her unit, and she had been knocked unconscious when her vehicle crashed.

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