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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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