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  • Saved from Danger (Jessica Lynch was tortured)

    04/13/2003 9:53:07 AM PDT · by george wythe · 70 replies · 660+ views
    America shared his joy at her rescue and, as the days passed, her speedy recovery. Within a week of the daring raid Lynch had undergone surgery to set her broken bones — including fractures in both legs, her right arm, ankle and foot, and damage to her spine — and was once again eating small servings of her favorite foods: turkey, french fries and steamed carrots. Her doctors now say they are certain some of her injuries — which went untreated for her nine days in captivity, leading to infection — were caused by gunshots. "The injuries are open fractures,...
  • Dr.: Lynch to Be Hospitalized for Weeks

    04/13/2003 8:14:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 56 replies · 390+ views
    AP | 4/13/03 | LARRY MARGASAK
    Dr.: Lynch to Be Hospitalized for Weeks By LARRY MARGASAK .c The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Rescued POW Jessica Lynch will stay at the Army's premier medical facility for at least a few weeks and, like others there who were wounded in Iraq, will have mental and emotional evaluations, the medical center chief said Sunday. ``She seems to be in good spirits,'' said Major Gen. Kevin Kiley, a physician, commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The 19-year-old private first class and some four dozen other wounded soldiers arrived Saturday in the United States after leaving a hospital in...
  • Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch steadily improving at military hospital in Germany

    04/10/2003 12:31:17 PM PDT · by flutters · 17 replies · 267+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4/10/2003
    <p>LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch is steadily improving and spending less time in bed since she was moved out of intensive care at a military hospital, a spokesman said Thursday.</p> <p>Lynch, a 19-year-old Army private first class from Palestine, W. Va., was moved to a regular ward at Germany's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Wednesday.</p>
  • Family Not Pressing U.S. POW on Details

    04/08/2003 10:01:49 AM PDT · by kattracks · 29 replies · 207+ views
    AP | 4/08/03 | COLLEEN BARRY
    Family Not Pressing U.S. POW on Details By COLLEEN BARRY .c The Associated Press LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) - The family of rescued POW Jessica Lynch said Tuesday her strong will helped her survive captivity, but that they weren't going to press for details of her ordeal until she's ready. Still stunned by their daughter's capture by Iraqi forces and dramatic rescue nine days later, Pfc. Lynch's parents described their relief at finally laying eyes on Jessica in her hospital bed in southwestern Germany. ``We said, 'Hi, Baby, how are you doing?' and she said, 'Fine,''' Gregory Lynch Sr. told reporters...
  • Father says Lynch in good spirits after POW ordeal

    04/08/2003 3:31:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 236+ views
    Reuters | 4/08/03
    Father says Lynch in good spirits after POW ordeal LANDSTUHL, Germany, April 8 (Reuters) - The father of U.S. soldier Jessica Lynch, a prisoner of war rescued by American forces in Iraq, said on Tuesday she was in good spirits and only wanted to go home. "Her spirits was real high and we was real glad to see her. We was kinda figurin' it'd be a lot worse," Greg Lynch said outside the hospital that is treating her. Jessica, 19, spent nine days as a POW in Iraq with back injuries, two broken legs, a broken arm, broken foot and...
  • POW Father Denies Daughter Shot, Stabbed

    04/03/2003 4:54:16 PM PST · by Bella · 58 replies · 334+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | Apr 03, 2003 | By ALLISON BARKER,
    POW Father Denies Daughter Shot, Stabbed 2 hours, 47 minutes ago By ALLISON BARKER, Associated Press Writer PALESTINE, W.Va. - The father of rescued POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch said Thursday she was in great spirits following her first surgery and said she had not been shot or stabbed during her ordeal. "We have heard and seen reports that she had multiple gunshot wounds and a knife stabbing. The doctor has not seen any of this," Gregory Lynch Sr. said. "There's no entry (wounds) whatsoever." Lynch said his 19-year-old daughter, who is at a military hospital in Germany, had surgery...
  • Rescued U.S. soldier put up fierce fight - Wash Post

    04/03/2003 3:03:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 178 replies · 323+ views
    Reuters | 4/03/03
    Rescued U.S. soldier put up fierce fight - Wash Post WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - Rescued U.S. soldier Jessica Lynch shot several Iraqi soldiers prior to her capture, firing her weapon until she ran out of ammunition, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials. The 19-year-old Private First Class continued firing at the Iraqis even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds and watched several other soldiers in her unit die around her, one official told the newspaper. "She was fighting to the death," the official was quoted as saying. "She did not want to be taken alive." Lynch...
  • POW Reportedly Fought Captors With Gun

    04/03/2003 3:24:13 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 233+ views
    Associated Press | Thursday, April 3, 2003 | By JOE COLEMAN
    POW Reportedly Fought Captors With Gun By JOE COLEMAN .c The Associated Press LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) - Spirited but hungry, rescued prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch arrived in Germany for treatment of two broken legs and bullet wounds reportedly suffered in a fierce gun battle she waged against her Iraqi captors. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the 19-year-old Army supply clerk shot several Iraqi soldiers during the March 23 ambush that resulted in her capture. She kept firing even after she had several gunshot wounds, finally running out of ammunition, the newspaper said, citing unidentified U.S. officials. ``She...
  • Jessica Lynch leaves behind her best friend

    04/07/2003 10:16:10 AM PDT · by A. Morgan · 366 replies · 858+ views
    Canada.com ^ | April 7, 2003 | Michael Friscolanti
    Monday, April 07, 2003 During their tour at Fort Bliss, a sprawling military base on the western tip of Texas, Jessica Lynch and Lori Ann Piestewa had little choice but to spend time together. As logistics and supply specialists, their military duties constantly intertwined. When Private First Class Lynch needed to stock up on toilet paper or shaving kits for deploying troops, she ordered the gear from Private First Class Piestewa, stationed in a nearby warehouse. When they were not at work -- a rarity in the weeks leading up to the Iraqi war -- the pair shared a tiny...
  • CNN-Pfc. Jessica Lynch Moved Into Intestive Care (Monitoring Infection and Fever)

    04/06/2003 11:19:14 AM PDT · by ewing · 46 replies · 322+ views
    Cable News Network ^ | April 6, 2003 12:46 PM | staff writer
    <p>According to the Cable News Network ticker, Private First Class Jessica Lynch has been moved to intensive care as a precaution in Landstuhl, Germany to monitor fever, increased heart rate and any possible infection.</p> <p>Not mentioned whether her family did visit her in the ICU ward when thye came.</p>
  • Family of Rescued POW Arrives in Germany

    04/06/2003 5:08:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 25 replies · 322+ views
    AP | 4/06/03 | JOSEPH COLEMAN
    Family of Rescued POW Arrives in Germany By JOSEPH COLEMAN .c The Associated Press LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) - The American POW rescued by U.S. commandos in a daring raid in Iraq was reunited with her family Sunday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany. ``I can't wait to see her,'' Pfc. Jessica Lynch's mother, Deadra Lynch, said before leaving for Germany. Lynch's father, two siblings and a cousin also flew over from West Virginia. Their meeting comes a day after the family learned that eight members of Lynch's unit, the 507th Maintenance Company, were killed in the same ambush that...
  • 'I'm an American Soldier, Too': Central Command Releases Details of POW's Rescue

    04/05/2003 3:38:42 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 18 replies · 277+ views
    'I'm an American Soldier, Too': Central Command Releases Details of POW's RescueBy Nicole Winfield Associated Press WriterPublished: Apr 5, 2003 CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) - "Jessica Lynch," a U.S. soldier called out. "We are United States soldiers, and we're here to protect you and take you home." On her hospital bed, Pfc. Jessica Lynch peered out from the sheet with which she'd been covering her head in fear. "I'm an American soldier, too," she replied. U.S. Central Command on Saturday released the dramatic details of Lynch's rescue, as the 19-year-old supply clerk, now safely at a U.S. military hospital...
  • Jessica took awful beating

    04/05/2003 1:18:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 185 replies · 549+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/05/03 | OWEN MORITZ
    Pfc. Jessica Lynch was beaten more severely than first reports indicated, doctors said yesterday. Besides two broken legs and a broken arm, the 19-year-old Army truck driver suffered fractures to her right foot, right ankle and a disk in her spine, and had a gash on her head. Lynch underwent spinal surgery Thursday to repair the fractured disk that had been pressing painfully on a nerve, doctors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany reported yesterday. "The prognosis for her recovery is excellent," said Col. David Rubenstein, the medical center commander. Officials have refused to say why so many of...
  • Lynch's Family Going to Germany

    04/05/2003 10:00:41 AM PST · by Robert Yoho · 80 replies · 429+ views
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2003
    Family members of Pfc. Jessica Lynch were planning to leave for Germany today for a reunion with the 19-year-old Wirt County native who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital, several officials said. As the family was preparing to leave, a military briefing at Central Command in Qatar released more details about her rescue, telling how she at first hid under a sheet and then was relieved to see U.S. Special Operations forces had come to her aid. Sen. Jay Rockefeller had expedited passports for the Lynch family and had them at his Washington, D.C., home, said Rockefeller spokesman Mark Ferrell....
  • POW Family Denies Daughter Shot, Stabbed

    04/03/2003 1:24:29 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 148 replies · 266+ views
    Associated Press | Thursday, April 3, 2003 | By ALLISON BARKER
    POW Family Denies Daughter Shot, Stabbed By ALLISON BARKER .c The Associated Press PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) - The father of rescued POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch said Thursday that she was in great spirits following her first surgery and denied reports she was shot and stabbed during her captivity in Iraq. ``We have heard and seen reports that she had multiple gunshot wounds and a knife stabbing. The doctor has not seen any of this,'' Gregory Lynch Sr. said.
  • Iraqi informer angered by treatment of POW

    04/03/2003 7:09:25 PM PST · by 68skylark · 128 replies · 739+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | April 3, 2003 | By JUAN O. TAMAYO
    MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq - The Iraqi man who tipped U.S. Marines to the location of American POW Jessica Lynch said Thursday he did so after he saw her Iraqi captor slap her twice as she lay wounded in a hospital. "A person, no matter his nationality, is a human being," the tipster, a 32-year-old lawyer whose wife was a nurse at the hospital, said in an interview at Marines' headquarters, where he, his wife and daughter are being treated as heroes and guests of honor. "He is an extremely courageous man who should serve as an inspiration to all...
  • Sympathy for Lynch led Iraq tipster to aid POW

    04/03/2003 11:26:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 254+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 4, 2003 | JUAN O. TAMAYO
    MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq -- The Iraqi man who tipped U.S. Marines to the location of American POW Jessica Lynch said Thursday he did so after he saw her Iraqi captor slap her twice as she lay wounded in a hospital. "A person, no matter his nationality, is a human being," the tipster, a 32-year-old lawyer whose wife was a nurse at the hospital, said in an interview at the Marines' headquarters, where he, his wife and daughter are being treated as heroes and guests of honor. "He is an extremely courageous man who should serve as an inspiration to...
  • Iraqi Man Risked All to Help Free American Soldier (A Moslem hero saves American soldier)

    04/04/2003 12:53:58 AM PST · by Asher · 22 replies · 230+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2003 | Peter Baker
    Iraqi Man Risked All to Help Free American Soldier By Peter Baker Washington Post Foreign Service Friday, April 4, 2003; Page A01 MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Iraq, April 3 -- Mohammed, a gregarious 32-year-old Iraqi lawyer, went by the hospital in Nasiriyah one day last week to visit his wife, who worked there as a nurse, when he noticed the ominous presence of security agents. Curious, he asked around, and a doctor friend told him an American soldier was being held there. Something made him want to go see. The doctor took him to a first-floor emergency wing where he pointed...
  • Our brave women

    04/04/2003 2:58:06 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 15 replies · 289+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | by Mona Charen
    Pfc. Jessica Lynch has won the hearts and the gratitude of a whole nation. If initial reports are accurate, she showed enormous courage when the Iraqis ambushed her maintenance unit. Though she'd been shot, stabbed and sustained at least two broken bones (though it is not yet clear in what sequence), she reportedly fired her weapon until she was out of ammunition. As one official told The Washington Post, she was "fighting to the death ... she did not want to be taken alive." They're talking about a Medal of Honor for her. This 5 foot, 4 inch 19-year-old gal...
  • JESSICA'S IRAQI HERO A WITNESS TO HORROR

    04/04/2003 2:55:53 AM PST · by kattracks · 34 replies · 251+ views
    New York Post ^ | 4/04/03 | ERIC LENKOWITZ
    <p>April 4, 2003 -- The Iraqi hero whose tip led to the Special Forces rescue of Army POW Jessica Lynch said he became enraged when he saw the captured GI slapped around by her captors in the hospital they turned into a jail.</p>
  • Female soldiers: Prisoners of PC: Jane Chastain blasts Congress for putting women in harm's way

    04/04/2003 2:15:35 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 9 replies · 236+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | Jane Chastain
    Thank God Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch has been rescued from an Iraqi hospital where she was being held as a prisoner of war! Jessica was part of the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Co. that fell into an Iraqi ambush, which led to the deaths of some of her fellow soldiers and the capture of a least five others, including Spc. Shoshana Johnson. The fate of Pfc. Lori Piestewa and several others still is unknown. If your heart wasn't in your throat when you saw the pictures of Jessica on a stretcher, or a wounded Shoshana being interviewed by her captors, then...
  • Reports: Iraqi Lawyer Aided in POW Rescue

    04/04/2003 2:40:57 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 200+ views
    AP | 4/03/03
    Reports: Iraqi Lawyer Aided in POW Rescue .c The Associated Press An Iraqi lawyer tipped U.S. forces to the location of POW Jessica Lynch after seeing her slapped in the face a burly Fedayeen security man guarding her in a Nasiriyah hospital, according published reports. The 32-year-old lawyer, identified only as Mohammed, told The Washington Post and USA Today that he peered through a window at the hospital where his wife worked as a nurse and saw a sight that ``cut'' his heart: Lynch being slapped in the face by the black-clad Iraqi security agent. He said he decided on...
  • How 'Mohammad'helped save POW: Brave Nasiryah lawyer gave Marines critical info

    04/04/2003 2:02:10 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 274+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003
    An Iraqi lawyer and his family provided the U.S. military with critical information about the whereabouts of former POW Pfc. Jessica Lynch, enabling her to be rescued, according to a report on the Marines website. The Iraqi is being identified only as "Mohammad" for his own protection. "I came to the hospital to visit my wife," said the man whose wife was a nurse. "I could see much more security than normal." Mohammad says he asked one of the doctors why the hospital had increased security. "He told me there was a woman American soldier there," Mohammad said. Army Pfc....
  • Female POWs Spark Calls to Reassess Military Role for Women

    04/04/2003 2:59:32 AM PST · by kattracks · 47 replies · 601+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/04/03 | Steve Brown
    (CNSNews.com) - The debate over whether military women should serve in difficult military operations has re-ignited following the capture of two American female prisoners of war by Iraqi troops. The heroic story of one of those women notwithstanding, conservatives believe that Clinton-era policies allowing women more access to the battlefield need to be reassessed. Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch, rescued this week from an Iraqi hospital, was captured March 23 when her supply company, operating in support of the advancing 3rd Infantry Division, took a wrong turn and was ambushed near the southern city of Nasiriyah. Lynch reportedly continued...
  • Landstuhl Hospital Describes Jessica Lynch's Injuries

    04/04/2003 3:04:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 35 replies · 513+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 4/04/03 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch was not stabbed. She was not shot. But she does have two broken legs, a broken right arm, a broken right foot and ankle and a broken lumbar spine, a hospital spokesman said at a press conference on Friday. She's also being treated for a cut to her head. "She has undergone several surgeries to stabilize her injuries, including spinal surgery," said a spokesman at Landstuhl hospital in Germany, where a number of American GIs are treated. Today she will have additional surgeries to treat her other broken bones. The spokesman said...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/15/02- Baghdad Rahall, racetrack, Bagram blaze, Lackawanna

    09/15/2002 8:17:35 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 51 replies · 397+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, Many Brave Photographers | 9/15/02 | President Bush and the Forces of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/15/02 BREAKING: Baghdad Rahall (D,W.Va), BREAKING: Bagram blaze, BREAKING: Lackawanna, Baghdad racetrack, Kabul, Darbar temple, Kandahar, Zahir Shahi school, Mazar-e-Sharif Afghan and Sikh women - FREED BY THE USA DNS -- DIOGENESIS NEWS SERVICE NEWS WITH A BYTE(TM) BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION ===================== Baghdad =================== In Baghdad, Iraq, Iraqophile Nick Rahall (Democrat from W.Va.) panders. Some Americans do not think he should be getting any secure information because he does not care about the Logan Act. In Baghdad, Iraq, Rahall meets with James Jennings,President of...