JESSICA LYNCH, IRAQ WAR SURVIVOR - Ten Years Later

(04/06/2013)

Ten years after 19-year-old Wirt County resident Pvt. Jessica Lynch was captured during the Iraq War and subsequently rescued, signs in Wirt County still proclaim it's her home.

After her release, Lynch disallowed the government's account of her rescue, but she is still a hero to most West Virginians.

"I've tried to set the record straight as much as I can, and let people know there are heroes out there, and they deserve the attention and the credit. I've never said I was a hero, I've never taken credit for anything like that," Lynch said.

Lynch still suffers some disability from her capture, not complaining, although she still laments the death of her fellow soldiers.

Now a substitute teacher in Wirt County, Lynch still has a goal of someday being a full-time teacher. She is working on a Master's Degree.

2003: JESSI LYNCH CAME HOME - Wirt County And America Celebrated Her Return


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