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  • 4 More Hours of Iraq War News - Bombing Baghdad and Jessica Lynch Rescued

    02/20/2018 10:03:20 AM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    Iraq War - Part 1 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 6pm ET Several fires in center of city those show secondary explosions; capture terror camp in northern Iraq; Senator Frisk talks to soldier families; troops haven't yet reached banned weapons areas; fiercest fighting awaits us; aghast at Peter Arnett interview on Iraqi TV Iraq War - Part 2 - Bombing Baghdad - 30 Mar 2003 7pm ET Suicide attacks on troops; troops 50 miles from Baghdad; Marine Huey accident; Peter Arnett says invasion failed; training center with nuclear suits and antidotes; Secret police hq hit in Mosul; Mosul...
  • Rescued POW Jessica Lynch: 'I feel very blessed'

    07/25/2015 6:41:03 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Urban
    ... The crash left her with broken bones in her back, a compound fracture of her left femur and a mangled right foot. In captivity, the Iraqis removed her femur and replaced it with a 1940s rod that was made for a man. "I woke up with four or five Iraqi men staring at me and didn't know where I was or where my company was," Lynch said. "I laid there in fear." An infection set in in her leg, and she said her captives wanted to amputate. "I cried and begged them to please stop and to leave me...
  • Pvt. Jessica Lynch, 10 Years After Iraq Rescue: Pain But Much Gain

    09/19/2013 4:07:18 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 57 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 9-19-13 | ANGEL CANALES
    It was back in March 23, 2003, just three days after the start of the Iraq War, when Private First Class Jessica Lynch's unit was ambushed in Nasiriyah, Iraq. Lynch was only 19 when she was captured, badly injured and raped by Iraqi forces and held hostage for nine days before her dramatic rescue by US Rangers on April 1, 2003. Controversy surrounds the "mythic" rescue story line. Lynch has blamed the Bush administration for exaggerating the bravery and success of the war with her story. "I knew that, even ten years later, I would not have been able to...
  • Former Private Jessica Lynch:Why She Had to Set the Record Straight About Government’s False Story

    01/12/2012 7:07:02 PM PST · by wardaddy · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-12-12 | Staff
    About 9 years ago, enemy fighters in Iraq captured then-19-year-old former Private First Class Jessica Lynch in a deadly ambush on the truck that she was driving. Eleven soldiers died in the attack, including one of Lynch’s closest friends. Later, Special Forces rescued Lynch from an Iraqi hospital and initial government reports portrayed her as a hero who went down fighting, claims which Lynch denied, saying that she didn’t shoot a single round in the attack. Today, Lynch joined Shepard Smith to talk about being in captivity, how she got the strength to call out the government on the false...
  • Former POW Jessica Lynch finishing teaching degree

    12/15/2011 8:39:11 AM PST · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 12/14/11 | By VICKI SMITH
    Jessica Lynch was just 19 when the world first saw her — a broken, blond soldier caught on combat video in Iraq, her face wearing something between a grimace and a grin. The Army supply clerk was being carried on a stretcher after nine days as a prisoner of war. She had been captured along with five others after the 507th Maintenance Company took a wrong turn and came under attack in Nasiriyah on March 23, 2003. Eleven of her fellow soldiers died. Lynch had joined the Army at 18 to earn money for college and become a school teacher....
  • First Female Black POW Speaks Out in Book

    02/05/2010 6:12:09 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 140 replies · 2,613+ views
    cbs ^ | WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2010 | unknown
    (AP) Shoshana Johnson survived gunshot wounds to both legs and 22 days as a prisoner of war in Iraq. Life wasn't so easy when she came home, either. In a new book out this week, the 37-year-old single mother describes mental health problems related to her captivity and tells how it felt to play second fiddle in the media to fellow POW Jessica Lynch, who was captured in the same ambush. "It was kind of hurtful," the former Army cook said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "If I'd been a petite, cutesy thing, it would've been different."
  • The Torture of American Soldiers

    05/07/2009 1:51:44 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,715+ views
    FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | Wednesday, May 06, 2009 | By: Jamie Glazov
    SNIPPET: "Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Dave Gaubatz, the first U.S. civilian (1811) Federal Agent deployed to Iraq in 2003. He is currently the Director of the Mapping Sharia Project and the Owner of DG Counter-terrorism Publishing..." SNIPPET: "Below is a sampling of the results of the interrogations agents and I obtained: I have the documents, photographs, and contact information of Iraqis and U.S. personnel who were also aware. Anything I write or speak about can be verified. Simply ask VP Biden and our President to release the complete intelligence reports my team and I wrote in 2003. 1. When...
  • Former POW Jessica Lynch Takes On New Cause

    07/25/2007 3:18:06 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 7 replies · 842+ views
    KDKA-TV Pittsburgh ^ | 07/25/2007 | NA
    Former POW Jessica Lynch Takes On New Cause (KDKA) PITTSBURGH Former POW Jessica Lynch is taking on a new cause that's near and dear to her heart: helping children. Lynch was thrust into the national spotlight in 2003 when, as an Army private, her convoy was ambushed in Iraq and US troops rescued the then 19-year-old from an Iraqi hospital. Now, as a new chapter of her life unfolds, the new mother and college student is launching a campaign to help raise money for West Virginia University Children's Hospital in Morgantown. Lynch is launching a new fundraising effort, called "Jessi's...
  • But for her honesty, she was the perfect Pentagon hero

    04/28/2007 5:08:14 PM PDT · by saquin · 9 replies · 891+ views
    London Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/29/07 | Nigel Farndale
    We have been here before, in fiction at least. Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth. One of his assignments is to invent a hero whose bravery will reflect well on Big Brother. Step forward "Comrade Ogilvy". At the age of three, Ogilvy had refused all toys except a drum, a sub-machine gun and a model helicopter. At nine, he had been a troop leader in the Spies. At 23 he had perished heroically in action. Pursued by enemy jet planes while flying over the Indian Ocean with important despatches, he had weighted his body with a machine gun...
  • The Story of Jessica Lynch What really happened in Nasiriyah.

    04/25/2007 5:48:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies · 5,570+ views
    the Weekly Standard ^ | April 24, 2007 | Richard S. Lowry
    TODAY, THE HOUSE Committee on Oversight and Government Reform chaired by Henry Waxman (D-CA) conducted a hearing into "misleading military statements" that followed the death of Pat Tillman and the ordeal of Jessica Lynch. I cannot speak of the Pat Tillman incident, but I can speak to the story of Jessica Lynch.I spent more than two years of my life studying the battle of An Nasiriyah. I read thousands of pages of government reports and personally interviewed nearly one-hundred of the participants of the battle, including four survivors of the 507th Maintenance Company's ambush, several Marines who came upon the...
  • Lynch: "Americans Are Capable of Creating Their Own Heroes

    04/24/2007 8:16:56 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 68 replies · 2,748+ views
    wowktv.com ^ | April 24, 2007
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Army Private Jessica Lynch told a congressional hearing Tuesday morning that "Americans are capable of creating their own heroes" without the military making them up. Lynch, a West Virginia native who got tremendous coverage after a military team rescued her from a makeshift Iraqi hospital, joined relatives of NFL-star-turned war hero Pat Tillman in discussing her time in the limelight. "This is not a time for finger-pointing, but a time for proof," she told the panel. Lynch's platoon was hit by a rocket and grenade attack on the initial drive to Baghdad in 2003. Three in her...
  • US Soldier hailed for bravery in Iraq says Pentagon spin doctors made it all up

    04/24/2007 11:46:49 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 162 replies · 3,085+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2007 | David Gardner
    US Soldier hailed for bravery in Iraq says Pentagon spin doctors made it all up By DAVID GARDNER The American military has been accused of telling lies about two of its most famous soldiers. Official versions of the rescue of prisoner of war Jessica Lynch and the death of former US football star Pat Tillman turned both into national heroes. But the propaganda was dismissed as "utter fiction" at a Capitol Hill hearing to expose the false battlefield stories peddled by the Pentagon. Jessica Lynch, now 23, said she was giving testimony "to set the record straight". "I'm no hero,...
  • Congress Plans Hearings On Tillman And Lynch Cases

    04/10/2007 11:36:12 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 7 replies · 810+ views
    "House committee plans hearings on embellishments in Tillman, Lynch cases"
  • Jessica Lynch? 'Baghdad Bob'? Where are they now? INVASION IRAQ: FOUR YEARS LATER

    03/20/2007 2:10:40 AM PDT · by XR7 · 9 replies · 1,338+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3/20/07
    Where are they now?Tommy Franks. Jessica Lynch. 'Chemical Ali.' Tony Blair. Hans Blix. As the war in Iraq began, these were names on front pages everywhere. Find out what has happened to them – and 10 other headliners associated with the conflict – since.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17582369/
  • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch has 7 lb. baby girl

    01/19/2007 7:36:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 170 replies · 3,532+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/07 | AP
    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - Former POW Jessica Lynch became a mother on Friday, giving birth to a girl whom she named in honor of a fallen comrade. Dakota Ann Robinson was delivered by Caesarean section at a local hospital at 5:10 p.m. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, said Lynch's publicist, Aly Goodwin Gregg. "She's fabulous and fat," Gregg said. "She's beautiful." Lynch and her boyfriend, Wes Robinson, named Dakota in honor of Lynch's friend, Army Spc. Lori Piestewa of Tuba City, Ariz., who was the first woman to be killed in combat in Iraq. Piestewa's middle name was Ann,...
  • When mommy goes off to war, it's rough on kids [sickening]

    11/29/2006 8:36:31 AM PST · by XR7 · 301 replies · 4,932+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 11/28/06 | Donna St. George
    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — When they called her name, she could not move. Sgt. Leana Nishimura intended to walk up proudly, shake the dignitaries' hands and accept their honors for her service in Iraq — a special coin, a lapel pin, a glass-encased U.S. flag. But her son clung to her leg. He cried and held tight...T.J. was 9, her oldest child, and although eight months had passed since she had returned from the war zone, he was still upset by anything that reminded him of her deployment... The faraway move to live with his grandmother. The months that...
  • Jessica Lynch: Injured POW wants to run again

    09/11/2006 10:48:52 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 73 replies · 2,725+ views
    Post-Gazette.com ^ | 09-11-2006 | Cindi Lash
    Running is something I want to get back to. I last went running in Kuwait, on the sand. Before we went to Iraq. I wanted to think it's like riding a bicycle, you don't forget. I've tried on a treadmill, but it's not pretty. It's getting back into learning how to do it. What were the odds? For me to be one of a few POWs out of all the soldiers deployed? It was a definite shock. There have been times when my physical abilities and mental abilities have been tested. But that also keeps me going. My brother and...
  • Former POW Jessica Lynch expecting baby

    08/24/2006 11:06:35 AM PDT · by pnz1 · 430 replies · 8,779+ views
    AP/seattlepi.com ^ | August 24, 2006 | AP
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Jessica Lynch, the former prisoner of war whose 2003 rescue in Iraq made her an instant celebrity, is pregnant. She and boyfriend Wes Robinson are expecting their first child in January, publicist Aly Goodwin Gregg said Thursday.
  • Jessica Lynch Ends First Year of College

    05/06/2006 1:48:16 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 107 replies · 3,006+ views
    Yahooooooo! ^ | May 6, 2006 | Allison Barker
    Three years after her capture and dramatic nighttime rescue in the early days of the Iraq war made her an instant celebrity, Jessica Lynch yearns for the ordinary. She's just finished her first year at West Virginia University, where she's become an anonymous college student on a campus of thousands. "I think people recognize who I am; they just don't make it obvious," Lynch, 23, said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. "That's good for me because it gives me the opportunity to blend in and not stick out and really experience the college life just like they...
  • Three years ago, April 1, 2003: PFC Jessica Lynch rescued

    04/02/2006 4:53:33 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Commie News Network ^ | April 1, 2003
    First, we want to bring you up to date on some of the latest developments on the ground in Iraq. Within the last hour, U.S. Central Command announced the successful rescue of a soldier missing in action in Iraq. It was 19-year-old Private First Class Jessica Lynch who, as we mentioned, had been designated as missing for more than a week after an ambush near Nasiriya. According to her family she is now in a coalition hospital. And, early Wednesday Iraqi time, U.S. Marines battling for Nasiriya switched tactics, no longer just responding to ambushes, the 15th Artillery went on...