|JESSICA IS ALIVE! - "This Is A Miracle"|
Republished from (04/01/2003 Hur Herald)
7:15 PM EST - Pfc. Jessica Lynch, 19, from Palestine, Wirt County, West Virginia is alive!
Her father Greg Lynch said "This is a miracle!"
CNN reported Jessica has been suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, but is in stable condition.
Lynch, one of America's first captured soldiers in the Iraqi war has been rescued by coalition forces, according to an announcement at 3:30 a.m Iraqi time.
She was taken March 23rd when part of her unit reportedly took a wrong turn into enemy forces.
Media sources said her rescue was a covert operation by "Army Rangers and Seals," who "got a read" on her whereabouts in the past 48-hours.
A Fox News reporter said Greg Lynch was in tears moments ago, after the U. S. Army broke the news to his family.
Lynch said she was safe and sound,in good spirits.
One report said she was "getting treatment from a doctor," when she was rescued, yet to be confirmed.
Military rescuers got the word to "go in" at 4 p.m. Iraqi time.
Thousands of prayers have been lifted for her safe return, including a Prayer Vigil held last Tuesday night in Elizabeth, hundreds gathering in front of the Wirt Courthouse.
Lynch is being moved to an air base in Germany.
There was no word on other missing soldiers from the 507th Maintenance Company from Ft. Bliss,Texas, at least two of which were killed.
Ken Heiney, principal of Wirt High, said he was in a meeting with school board members when his wife threw the door open and said "They have found Jessica."