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August 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Iraq prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, 22, started college, going largely unnoticed among the other freshmen at West Virginia University. Despite her cane and leg brace, most students at the Morgantown campus didn't notice the former Army supply clerk. "She's been out of the news for so long she's not readily recognizable," said Lynch's publicist, Aly Goodwin Gregg, "which I think she appreciates."
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March 23, 2007 | Tomas Alex Tizon, Times Staff Writer
FOUR years later, the grieving parents are doing OK. Better than OK. They cruise through most days upbeat -- determinedly grateful for all the good things given them since the worst day of their lives. They've received a pat on the back from the president. They've been given, free and clear, a new home on 5 1/2 acres, a mini-palace of stone and clay, which they've filled with gifts of paintings and statues and prayer quilts and hand-woven rugs. A veritable museum of tributes.
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July 22, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The mission to staff the helicopter that will bring Jessica Lynch home today had no shortage of volunteers. The duty went to four members of the West Virginia Army National Guard's aviation support unit in Parkersburg, each proud to help in the return of the Mountain State's most famous soldier to her hometown of Elizabeth. On Monday, Lynch was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medals at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.
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August 23, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Iraq prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, 22, started college, going largely unnoticed among the other freshmen at West Virginia University. Despite her cane and leg brace, most students at the Morgantown campus didn't notice the former Army supply clerk. "She's been out of the news for so long she's not readily recognizable," said Lynch's publicist, Aly Goodwin Gregg, "which I think she appreciates."
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March 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An American Indian veterans group awarded a "warriors medal of valor" to former POW Jessica Lynch in a ceremony on the mountain named after her best friend and fallen comrade, Army Spc. Lori Piestewa. The ceremony on Piestewa Peak outside Phoenix marked the two-year anniversary of the ambush on a convoy in Iraq in which Piestewa was killed and Lynch was taken prisoner. Piestewa, a Hopi, is believed to have been the first American Indian woman killed while fighting for the U.S. military.
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August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch says she is starting college this fall, but she doesn't want any special attention. "I have to say I am a little nervous; the freshmen that I'll be with were eighth-graders when I graduated from high school," Lynch told Time magazine in an interview for the Aug. 15 issue. The former Army supply clerk, 22, said she wanted to blend in at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Lynch's 507th Army Maintenance Company convoy was attacked in Iraq in March 2003.
WORLD
May 29, 2004 | From Reuters
A U.S. soldier originally listed as having been killed in action while riding in the same convoy as Pfc. Jessica Lynch was actually captured and slain by Iraqi fighters, military officials said Friday. The story of Oregon National Guard Sgt. Donald Walters came out after his mother requested that the Army provide more information surrounding the ambush of the 507th Army Maintenance Company on March 23, 2003, near the town of Nasiriya, Iraq.
WORLD
July 10, 2003 | Richard A. Serrano and Mark Fineman, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. Army unit that included Pfc. Jessica Lynch was ambushed by Iraqi soldiers in March after the Americans, exhausted and isolated, became lost in the city of Nasiriyah with guns that jammed, radios that malfunctioned and heavy trucks that sank into soft sand and marshland, the Army has concluded.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2003 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
On Sunday, CBS and NBC will air competing made-for-TV movies based on the made-for-TV rescues of a pair of imperiled young blonds. Prolonged media exposure has made colossal news engines out of captured Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and Salt Lake City abductee Elizabeth Smart, so it's only fitting that the networks have decided to go with a BattleBot-style face-off.
NEWS
November 9, 2003 | Kate O'Hare, Special to The Times
If you accept that a hero can be defined as a person who exhibits courage or nobility, especially in the face of grave danger, then it's clear there are at least two, and likely many more, heroes in NBC's latest TV movie, but only one's name appears in the title. At 9 p.m. Sunday, "Saving Jessica Lynch," directed by Peter Markle from a script by John Fasano, recounts the story of the Army private who, along with her unit, was attacked and taken prisoner during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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August 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch says she is starting college this fall, but she doesn't want any special attention. "I have to say I am a little nervous; the freshmen that I'll be with were eighth-graders when I graduated from high school," Lynch told Time magazine in an interview for the Aug. 15 issue. The former Army supply clerk, 22, said she wanted to blend in at West Virginia University in Morgantown. Lynch's 507th Army Maintenance Company convoy was attacked in Iraq in March 2003.
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March 24, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
An American Indian veterans group awarded a "warriors medal of valor" to former POW Jessica Lynch in a ceremony on the mountain named after her best friend and fallen comrade, Army Spc. Lori Piestewa. The ceremony on Piestewa Peak outside Phoenix marked the two-year anniversary of the ambush on a convoy in Iraq in which Piestewa was killed and Lynch was taken prisoner. Piestewa, a Hopi, is believed to have been the first American Indian woman killed while fighting for the U.S. military.
WORLD
May 29, 2004 | From Reuters
A U.S. soldier originally listed as having been killed in action while riding in the same convoy as Pfc. Jessica Lynch was actually captured and slain by Iraqi fighters, military officials said Friday. The story of Oregon National Guard Sgt. Donald Walters came out after his mother requested that the Army provide more information surrounding the ambush of the 507th Army Maintenance Company on March 23, 2003, near the town of Nasiriya, Iraq.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2003 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
As she lay swathed in bandages, bracing for months of physical rehabilitation, Jessica Lynch learned that she faced yet another kind of therapy: A stranger would soon begin asking questions about her ordeal as an American prisoner of war in Iraq, and together they would have barely 10 weeks to produce a book. Author Rick Bragg stood by Lynch's hospital bed last summer, asking her to revisit the bloody ambush that killed 11 of her comrades.
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November 12, 2003 | Robert Scheer, Special to The Times
Jessica Lynch, by all accounts, is a splendid person with immense fortitude and intrinsic honesty. On the evidence of this book, she has needed such virtues to not only survive her ordeal in Iraq, but also to fend off those who would make of her what she is not. Her effort to hold on to the truth of her story in the face of Pentagon spin and a media feeding frenzy is a heroic act in the Age of Hype. It has required her to draw upon reserves of strength to cut through talk-show hyperbole and a U.
NEWS
November 9, 2003 | Kate O'Hare, Special to The Times
If you accept that a hero can be defined as a person who exhibits courage or nobility, especially in the face of grave danger, then it's clear there are at least two, and likely many more, heroes in NBC's latest TV movie, but only one's name appears in the title. At 9 p.m. Sunday, "Saving Jessica Lynch," directed by Peter Markle from a script by John Fasano, recounts the story of the Army private who, along with her unit, was attacked and taken prisoner during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2003 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
As she lay swathed in bandages, bracing for months of physical rehabilitation, Jessica Lynch learned that she faced yet another kind of therapy: A stranger would soon begin asking questions about her ordeal as an American prisoner of war in Iraq, and together they would have barely 10 weeks to produce a book. Author Rick Bragg stood by Lynch's hospital bed last summer, asking her to revisit the bloody ambush that killed 11 of her comrades.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2003 | Robert Scheer, Special to The Times
Jessica Lynch, by all accounts, is a splendid person with immense fortitude and intrinsic honesty. On the evidence of this book, she has needed such virtues to not only survive her ordeal in Iraq, but also to fend off those who would make of her what she is not. Her effort to hold on to the truth of her story in the face of Pentagon spin and a media feeding frenzy is a heroic act in the Age of Hype. It has required her to draw upon reserves of strength to cut through talk-show hyperbole and a U.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2003 | From Associated Press
Iraqi doctors who treated former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch dismissed on Friday claims made in her authorized biography that she was raped by her Iraqi captors. Although Lynch said she has no memory of the sexual assault, medical records cited in "I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story," due for release Tuesday, indicate that she was raped and sodomized by her Iraqi captors following an ambush on her Army convoy. Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2003 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
On Sunday, CBS and NBC will air competing made-for-TV movies based on the made-for-TV rescues of a pair of imperiled young blonds. Prolonged media exposure has made colossal news engines out of captured Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch and Salt Lake City abductee Elizabeth Smart, so it's only fitting that the networks have decided to go with a BattleBot-style face-off.
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