Gotta Watch: Jessica Lynch then and now
Private Jessica Lynch is rescued by fellow soldiers April 1, 2003 at a hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq.
April 1st, 2011
11:27 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Jessica Lynch then and now

A terrified but brave young soldier was rescued by her fellow soldiers in an Iraqi hospital eight years ago today. You may remember Private Jessica Lynch's story as the first successful rescue of a female prisoner of war. We've put together some video that tells her story and where she is now.

Daring nighttime rescue – Video leaked several years after her rescue shows the moment when U.S. military came to her aide after being held in a hospital for nine days.

Lynch sets the record straight– Today, Lynch is a far different woman than the frightened 19-year-old in the video above. She chats with HLN's Joy Behar about her controversial homecoming and her status as an American war hero.

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  1. enricorosan

    She is quite special and a brave woman who decided from the beginning to be truthful instead of presenting a false vision of what the Media and the government wanted her to be. In a way she is a hero of truth and the American people should be proud of her.

    April 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JomoDaMusicMan

    OH I FORGOT. JOHN McCAIN DIDN'T HAVE PTSD, BECAUSE HE WANTED TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT AND PTSD WOULD HAVE ELIMINATED HIS BID FOR PRESIDENT. SPEND YEARS IN HOTEL HANOI AND NO PTSD. QUITE AMAZING, BUT GETS OVER $8000 A MONTH FOR IT

    April 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JomoDaMusicMan

    Because of the way the Media and Military lied about Jessica, Don't u wonder about Sgt York and Audie Murphy & dozens of others. They were good ole boys and media favorites. When America needs Hero's they single out Blond & Blues Eyes for Media Darlings. Were most of these people hiding under & in Trenches or Did they actually perform Heroic Deeds. NONE OF REALLY KNOWS AND SOME DON'T EVEN CARE, THEY JUST WANT TO SEE BLOND HAIR & BLUES EYES AS HEROS

    April 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JomoDaMusicMan

    NONE OF YOU REALLY KNOWS

    April 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walker

      Hi Mike,Just wandering: Are you aeitndtng TCUK yourself this year in Oxford? I know MadCap signed up as Gold Sponsors (thanks!). We didn't receive any presentation proposals from you when the call for papaers was open but we now have a workshop slot open on the Tuesday afternoon and wandered if you would like to take up the opportunity inparticular, with a focus on the Madcap's toolset strengths in the e-learning or online tutorials development area. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks, Paul

      March 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RICK

    she has absolutely beautiful eyes!!!!!

    January 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    Not me.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
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