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Lynch Shot Iraqi Soldiers
The Washington Post ^ | April 3, 2003 | Susan Schmidt and Vernon Loeb

Posted on 04/02/2003 7:40:30 PM PST by John H K

Pfc. Jessica Lynch, rescued Tuesday from an Iraqi hospital, fought fiercely and shot several enemy soldiers after Iraqi forces ambushed the Army's 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company, firing her weapon until she ran out of ammunition, U.S. officials said yesterday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bang; iraq; iraqifreedom; jessicalynch; lynch; opuslist; war
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1 posted on 04/02/2003 7:40:30 PM PST by John H K
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To: ambrose
Proud to be an American!
2 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42:05 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: John H K
She's a helluva fighter; give her a raise!
3 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42:31 PM PST by Prince Charles
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To: John H K
We got girls that can beat your Muslim *ss!!
4 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42:40 PM PST by ewing
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To: John H K
YOU GO GIRL!
5 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42:45 PM PST by Pokey78
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To: John H K
Note to Admins:

As now seems routine with Washington Post articles, they changed the headline a few minutes after their website posting. Oddly, every time it's changed it's changed to something less direct and interesting.
6 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42:49 PM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
She just became an American legend.
7 posted on 04/02/2003 7:43:17 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Pokey78
This is going to be SO depressing for the "should women be on the front crowd," isn't it?
8 posted on 04/02/2003 7:43:42 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Hopefully an American Legendary reason to keep women out of combat.
10 posted on 04/02/2003 7:44:45 PM PST by King_of_Hindsight
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To: John H K
W-O-W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:03 PM PST by soozla (We fought communism, we're fighting terrorism BUT liberalism will bring this country down!!)
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To: John H K
Don't ever piss off a woman with a rifle.
12 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:04 PM PST by rintense (The tyrant will soon be gone... or extremely dead.)
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To: John H K
Bronze Star, at least.
13 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:29 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: John H K
To hear Sarah Brady tell it, women are supposed to be afraid of guns!

GOOD SHOW GIRL!
14 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: ewing
We got girls that can beat your Muslim *ss!! 4 posted on 04/02/2003 7:42 PM PST by ewing [

Can you dig it?!!

15 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:47 PM PST by timestax
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To: John H K
Pretty, intelligent, courageous, and she can shoot when necessary! What a role model for American children!
16 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:52 PM PST by maica (Home of the FREE because of the BRAVE)
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To: Howlin
I'd bet she & her brother were having target competitions with a bb gun when she was a tiny tot...
17 posted on 04/02/2003 7:45:59 PM PST by Amelia (God bless our troops!)
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To: John H K
Good for Jessica!
Too bad they didn't have more ammo - take plenty of extra rounds everybody - we need the manufacturing business!

(I didn't think you were referring to David Lynch.)
18 posted on 04/02/2003 7:46:00 PM PST by unspun ("Well I'm proud to be a FReeper, where at least I know I'm an American; and I won't forget....")
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To: Howlin

19 posted on 04/02/2003 7:46:25 PM PST by SamAdams76 (California wine beats French wine in blind taste tests. Boycott French wine.)
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To: Howlin
This is going to be SO depressing for the "should women be on the front crowd," isn't it?

Our very own Annie Oakley!

20 posted on 04/02/2003 7:46:52 PM PST by Lauratealeaf (God be with our troops and President Bush)
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To: John H K
If I could meet this woman, I'd be proud to hand her a Ruger Vaquero .45 I've got. Women like her are awesome :)
21 posted on 04/02/2003 7:46:56 PM PST by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: rintense
Don't ever piss off a woman with a rifle.

Words of Wisdom from our Republican Warrior Princess.

23 posted on 04/02/2003 7:48:18 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: Diddle E. Squat
I believe I see some "gongs" in this young lady's future. Bless her for her grit and determination.

I agree with the article that she needs some decompression time and what they call "reflection" before she's sent back to the civilian side. This has got to be tough on her, and I hope that some experienced old hands will sit down with her and help her sort through her reactions and get her head straight before she has to deal with the publicity and all that junk, in addition to the trauma of seeing her buddies killed, being a prisoner, etc. etc. She's going to need all her courage from here on out. Thankfully her West Virginia heritage is in her favor.

24 posted on 04/02/2003 7:48:50 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: maica
Pretty, intelligent, courageous, and she can shoot when necessary! What a role model for American children!

AMEN!
25 posted on 04/02/2003 7:48:51 PM PST by herewego
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To: King_of_Hindsight
I bet you just hate the stories of Molly Pitcher. Jesse served in basically the same capacity.
26 posted on 04/02/2003 7:49:05 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: John H K
Too bad she probably only had the 9mm Beretta.
27 posted on 04/02/2003 7:49:19 PM PST by Boston Capitalist
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To: John H K; Nick Danger; Howlin; wardaddy; Travis McGee; blam; Dog Gone

So basicly, our *women* in our *maintenance* corps are better soldiers than al-qaeda/republican guards.

The rest of the world needs to get a freaking clue that there is only one world power, and she wears U.S. green.

28 posted on 04/02/2003 7:49:20 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: John H K
She kicked their ass. What could be more humiliating for a muslim warrior?
29 posted on 04/02/2003 7:49:52 PM PST by rageaholic
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To: AnAmericanMother
bump!
30 posted on 04/02/2003 7:50:19 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: John H K
Even though it is the Washington Compost, this one is worth reading in full.

Sounds like this young lady is a full sized hero.
31 posted on 04/02/2003 7:50:25 PM PST by EternalHope (Chirac is funny, France is a joke.)
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To: patriciaruth
Ha! Ironically, I've never held one. Only a hand gun.
32 posted on 04/02/2003 7:51:05 PM PST by rintense (The tyrant will soon be gone... or extremely dead.)
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The announcement of the raid was delayed for more than an hour yesterday because some U.S. troops had remained on the ground longer than anticipated

And midway through that hour delay ABC, the AP, and MSNBC ignored the military's request to hold the story, and blabbed it over the airwaves.

33 posted on 04/02/2003 7:51:07 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat
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To: ewing
So much for the elite,crack ,special, fedeyen, republican guard, She took their abuse, and is still standing proud.
34 posted on 04/02/2003 7:51:22 PM PST by pipecorp
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To: EternalHope
Sounds like this young lady is a full sized hero.

What's best about this is that she is probably the norm for our PFC's. They are all heroes!

35 posted on 04/02/2003 7:52:31 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: Boston Capitalist
M 16......She's a good troop who did her job.
36 posted on 04/02/2003 7:52:41 PM PST by mystery-ak (Saddam...your time is almost up..my hubby and son are on their way to kick your a$$ out of Baghdad!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Ease up there, Diddle, I'm a former Jar head myself...no one knows Molly better than I do...but everyone is calling her a hero..she is NOT a hero...she is a survivor. The spec ops that went in to get her, and anyone else they hoped to find, were the heros. I have also spent my life after the Corps as a cop. I like female cops, but when the bar fight goes down, I don't want them as my back up...I want Joe and Rick and Bubba...sorry...no women in combat will always be my creed.
37 posted on 04/02/2003 7:52:58 PM PST by King_of_Hindsight
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To: John H K
I salute PFC Lynch for her bravery. I've heard tell she wants to get back out there and get more RAQI scum. I wish her a speedy recovery.
38 posted on 04/02/2003 7:53:13 PM PST by teletech (Can we bomb Saddam, NOW!?)
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To: John H K
ALRIGHT you go girlllll

Rack Jessie

Hey our US girls kick your Muslum boys a*** Saddam how you like those apples

She made your army her b****
39 posted on 04/02/2003 7:53:25 PM PST by SevenofNine (GAME OVER Saddam your a** is grass)
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To: rageaholic
What could be more humiliating for a muslim warrior?

Being kissed by Barbra Streisand.

40 posted on 04/02/2003 7:53:34 PM PST by rintense (The tyrant will soon be gone... or extremely dead.)
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To: Boston Capitalist
Too bad she ran out of ammo!
41 posted on 04/02/2003 7:54:08 PM PST by TheLion
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To: John H K
BUMP for the CIA, SEALs, and the Rangers.
42 posted on 04/02/2003 7:54:11 PM PST by fiftymegaton
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To: pipecorp
What a woman to be proud of,,her parents must be popping with pride and relief. I hope she gets the time and privacy to get herself straight with all of this,,no doubt she has been thru hell and I hope she gets all the support and love she needs. She ought to be damned proud of herself.
43 posted on 04/02/2003 7:54:19 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: rintense
Ironically, I've never held one

Good thing for your neighbors....

44 posted on 04/02/2003 7:54:28 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: King_of_Hindsight
Uh oh here we go again. Lol.
45 posted on 04/02/2003 7:54:48 PM PST by briant
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To: John H K
She was in "stable" condition, with broken arms and a broken leg in addition to the gunshot and stab wounds, sources said.

Those don't sound like normal war wounds. I expect she was roughed up after she was captured. It's a miracle she is still alive.

46 posted on 04/02/2003 7:55:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: John H K
Lynch, a 19-year-old supply clerk, continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds and watched several other soldiers in her unit die around her in fighting March 23, one official said.

Magnificent.

Tyrants, be warned -- beware the strength and courage of a free people!

47 posted on 04/02/2003 7:55:28 PM PST by solzhenitsyn ("Live Not By Lies")
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To: patriciaruth
Don't even get me started about them. They are lucky I don't own a rifle. Nuff said.
48 posted on 04/02/2003 7:55:31 PM PST by rintense (The tyrant will soon be gone... or extremely dead.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Would she be the first woman to get the Purple Heart?
49 posted on 04/02/2003 7:56:01 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: rintense
Make it AMERICAN woman.
50 posted on 04/02/2003 7:56:34 PM PST by TopQuark
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