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Iraqi Family Risks Their Lives To Save American Army POW
Defend America ^ | 04/03/2003 | .S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly / 1st Marine Expeditionary Force

Posted on 04/03/2003 3:40:50 PM PST by Spruce

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UNSUNG HEROES — The Iraqi family that provided vital information in the rescue of POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, rest at Camp Liberty, Iraq, April 3. The family was welcomed by Marines, who greeted them with food, clothing and an American flag. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. L.A. Salinas

Iraqi Family Risks Their Lives To Save American Army POW

By U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly / 1st Marine Expeditionary Force
     MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq, April 3, 2003 — New heroes have surfaced in the rescue of U.S. Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
     Under the watchful eyes of more than 40 murderous gunmen, the 19-year-old supply clerk laid in Saddam Hussein Hospital suffering from at least one gunshot wound and several broken bones.
     As her captors discussed amputating her leg, an Iraqi man leaned to her ear and whispered, "Don't worry." Lynch replied with a warm smile.
     The man was already working with U.S. Marines to gain the critical information needed to rescue one of the first American prisoners of war in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
     Just a day earlier, the lawyer from An Nasiryah had walked 10 kilometers to inform American forces he knew where Lynch was being held. More

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: actsofkindness; iraqicivilians; iraqifreedom; jessica; jessicalynch; lynch; pow
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1 posted on 04/03/2003 3:40:50 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Spruce
What a story!
2 posted on 04/03/2003 3:47:18 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: Spruce
ATTENTION ALL ANTI-WAR PROTESTORS:

"America came here to help us," he said. "The Marines are brave men. They have been gentle with the Iraqi people. They are taking out Saddam Hussein. For that, we're grateful."

- He is right.
3 posted on 04/03/2003 3:48:42 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Spruce
This family that helped our Marines rescue Jessica shoould be rewarded BIG TIME!!!
4 posted on 04/03/2003 3:50:16 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: Spruce
It's stories like these that reaffirm my beliefs in human compassion. For the sake of Iraqis like Mohammed and POW's like Jessica, I hope we liberate Iraq ASAP.
5 posted on 04/03/2003 3:53:54 PM PST by azGOPgal (IT ISN'T A MATTER OF TIMETABLE, IT'S A MATTER OF VICTORY. -GWB, 3/27/03)
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To: Spruce
If our country breaks faith with the goodguys who remain in Iraq after the debacle following
Desert Storm (or with the good people in Afghanistan)...

...than I'd say "Shame on us".
6 posted on 04/03/2003 3:54:14 PM PST by VOA
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To: Spruce
This is incredible. God protect that family from the wicked and murderous Ba'athist slime.
7 posted on 04/03/2003 3:56:19 PM PST by demnomo
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To: Spruce
That is a great story. Thank you for posting it. I'm SO glad not only that Jessica is now safe from her torturers, but that 'Mohammad' and his family are safe from Saddam's reprisals as well. He is truely a hero...as is Jessica.
8 posted on 04/03/2003 3:56:43 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: Volunteer
"America came here to help us," he said. "The Marines are brave men. They have been gentle with the Iraqi people. They are taking out Saddam Hussein. For that, we're grateful."

- He is right.

I believe the Iraqi people know that we are there to help them. As we move in on Baghdad, more and more Iraqis are realizing we mean it this time! I know there will be pockets of resistance but over time the lives of all Iraqis will improve. Iraq will be free.

9 posted on 04/03/2003 3:57:43 PM PST by teletech (Can we bomb Saddam, NOW!?)
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To: Spruce
Thanks, Spruce!

I hope those who want our soldiers and marines to kill Arab in Iraq, will read this and try to understand what our soldiers and marines are doing.
10 posted on 04/03/2003 3:58:43 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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To: Spruce
Superbump.
11 posted on 04/03/2003 3:59:14 PM PST by Rocko
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To: cake_crumb
This is the sort of story that I use to teach my children about America.
12 posted on 04/03/2003 3:59:32 PM PST by Spruce
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To: JohnHuang2
John, you can bet that this story will not be on ABCNNBCBS tonight.
13 posted on 04/03/2003 3:59:42 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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To: Spruce
What bravery! Simply amazing.
14 posted on 04/03/2003 3:59:59 PM PST by jjm2111
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To: azGOPgal
We know it's a JUST war. It's always my belief that we're on the right side of history.
15 posted on 04/03/2003 4:00:39 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: Grampa Dave
a true hero. he put his life on the line to save the life of a stranger.
16 posted on 04/03/2003 4:01:06 PM PST by fatrat
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To: isthisnickcool
Everyday, I'm amazed at the GOOD people God places on this earth. This is wonderful, and inspiring.
17 posted on 04/03/2003 4:01:21 PM PST by dandelion
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To: Spruce
The best award is dual citizenship.
18 posted on 04/03/2003 4:01:43 PM PST by remitrom
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To: Spruce
As her captors discussed amputating her leg, an Iraqi man leaned to her ear and whispered, "Don't worry." Lynch replied with a warm smile.

Horrifying that they could have done this to her. She was rescued just in time, if that's the case.

19 posted on 04/03/2003 4:02:28 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: Spruce
This man and his family have done a service of immeasurable value to the people of the United States ,in general, and to PFC Lynch in particlar. He should be granted his hearts desire at our expense.
20 posted on 04/03/2003 4:03:06 PM PST by ping jockey
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To: Spruce
SUPER BUMP
(The whole story gave me chills - the Iraqi Family who helped in her recovery have been granted refugee status and hope to meet Lynch someday)
21 posted on 04/03/2003 4:03:10 PM PST by stlnative (Were it not for the brave…there'd be no land of the free.)
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To: jjm2111
This reminded me of an article MadIvan posted a few days back about that colonel of the irish regiment:

You will have to go a long way to find a more decent, generous and upright people than the Iraqis. You will be embarrassed by their hospitality, even though they have nothing ...

Link

22 posted on 04/03/2003 4:04:39 PM PST by mikenola
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To: Spruce; maica
Will we see this story on the front page of the NY Times?
23 posted on 04/03/2003 4:04:42 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Spruce
MEGA BUMP
24 posted on 04/03/2003 4:04:49 PM PST by machman
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To: Spruce
Even In Battle, Blondes Get all The Attention
25 posted on 04/03/2003 4:05:27 PM PST by blam
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To: brigette
I believe we are giving them the best reward. FREEDOM. LIBERTY. DIGNITY. We will give Iraq back to people like these.
26 posted on 04/03/2003 4:05:33 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Spruce
bttt.
27 posted on 04/03/2003 4:05:55 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: isthisnickcool
I can't get enough of these stories.
28 posted on 04/03/2003 4:07:00 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Freee-dame
Will we see this story on the front page of the NY Times?
it's gonna be looooonnnnnggggg wait for ya...
29 posted on 04/03/2003 4:07:42 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: machman
Heart-warming story bump. But did it have to be a LAWYER.....?
30 posted on 04/03/2003 4:10:13 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Eliminate the ninnies and the twits...)
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BTTT
31 posted on 04/03/2003 4:11:12 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: Spruce
"The doctors wanted to cut her leg off," he said "My friend and I decided we would stop it."

They are wonderful and brave .... and we thank them!

32 posted on 04/03/2003 4:11:16 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Spruce
Wonderful story, Spruce. Thank you.
33 posted on 04/03/2003 4:12:04 PM PST by Yeti
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To: Spruce
Someone should ping the "nuke 'em all" crowd to this thread.
34 posted on 04/03/2003 4:14:09 PM PST by 1rudeboy (Free A+Bert!)
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To: Spruce
Great story but I wonder why the father is quoted as saying she wasn't shot.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/889604.asp?0cv=CB10

35 posted on 04/03/2003 4:14:26 PM PST by Green
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To: Spruce
This might just be the first Iraqi family living in Jessica's hometown in West Virginia.
36 posted on 04/03/2003 4:15:40 PM PST by zeaal
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To: Grampa Dave
Don't think for a minute I wasnt convicted right down to the soles of my feet over this report. Since it is impossibleto retract my numerous calls for blood let this post be read by all. I was wrong for the indesriminate calling for blood and I apologise to my fellow freepers and to those whose blood I called for in such an indescriminate way. there are good people the world over that only wish to better themselves and thier lot. It is our moral duty as a nation to ALWAYS differentiate beteen thaose that want peace and those that would do evil and make supreme efforts to not harm the former and send the latter to their maker.
37 posted on 04/03/2003 4:18:17 PM PST by ping jockey
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To: Volunteer


"America came here to help us," he said. "The Marines are brave men. They have been gentle with the Iraqi people. They are taking out Saddam Hussein. For that, we're grateful."

38 posted on 04/03/2003 4:19:22 PM PST by Minty
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To: fatrat
All of these brave Iraqis risked their lives and the lives of their family members to do the right thing to save Jessica's life.

God, Please bless them and protect their families and them.
39 posted on 04/03/2003 4:20:24 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Don't waste your time pinging the nuke them all people.

They will claim we lost this war by not nuking everyone in Iraq.
40 posted on 04/03/2003 4:22:36 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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To: doug from upland
*PING* --- Here are those US Citizen candidates you were talking about...
41 posted on 04/03/2003 4:23:00 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Howlin; redlipstick
I can't get enough of these stories.

Me neither.

This is a GOOD man.

42 posted on 04/03/2003 4:23:07 PM PST by cyncooper ("Some of the Iraqis... 'told me they would commit suicide if American bombing didn't start.'")
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To: Spruce
Thank you for this excellent post, it made my day.
43 posted on 04/03/2003 4:24:03 PM PST by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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To: Spruce
Awesome, simply awesome. May The Almighty bless that man and his family in all things.
44 posted on 04/03/2003 4:24:57 PM PST by thatdewd (dave's not here, man...)
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To: blam
Even In Battle, Blondes Get all The Attention

We need to FReep this Deborah Orr. I sent her an email already. Its a wonderful story that we got this girl back. There is absolutely No reason to inject Liberal White Guilt into it like she did in that story.

That was so pathetic.

45 posted on 04/03/2003 4:25:30 PM PST by PeoplesRep_of_LA ("As long as it takes...No. That's the answer to your question. As long as it takes." GWB)
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To: Minty
"America came here to help us," he said. "The Marines are brave men. They have been gentle with the Iraqi people. They are taking out Saddam Hussein. For that, we're grateful."
Freepers should shove into war-protesters' face everywhere they show up.
46 posted on 04/03/2003 4:25:40 PM PST by Toidylop
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To: ping jockey
Welcome back home brother!

This says it all and you said it: It is our moral duty as a nation to ALWAYS differentiate between those that want peace, and those that would do evil and make supreme efforts to not harm the former and send the latter to their maker.

47 posted on 04/03/2003 4:25:58 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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To: Spruce
.. this story is really heart wrenching.. I wonder why they didn't kill her? The fact she survived is a miracle in itself much less the rest of the story..
48 posted on 04/03/2003 4:26:07 PM PST by Zipporah
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To: Green
"Great story but I wonder why the father is quoted as saying she wasn't shot."


Perhaps because Reuters is reporting the story?

Honestly I don't have a clue, but I would tend to believe a Marine, any Marine in Iraq, over a reuters reporter half a world away any day.
49 posted on 04/03/2003 4:27:15 PM PST by usmcobra (cobra is looking for a better tagline. Got one?)
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To: The KG9 Kid
These Iraqi people are worth a million of the so called peace niks.
50 posted on 04/03/2003 4:28:02 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Anti America Americans are outing themselves as their side loses in Iraq!)
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