Jessica Lynch is a former U.S. Army Private First Class and a former prisoner of war.
On March 23, 2003, she was injured and captured by Iraqi forces after her unit was ambushed in Iraq. She was rescued after nine days in captivity on April 1, 2003 by U.S. Special Operations Forces. Jessica’s rescue was the first successful rescue of an American POW since World War II. Jessica has received a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Prisoner of War medal.
Today, Jessica speaks to various groups around the United States about overcoming her obstacles and how perseverance helped her survive. Along with being a motivational speaker, she is a mother and an educator.
September 2nd, 2021 | Season 911 | 43 mins 59 secs
9/11, american legion, commentary, community, community service, humvee, iraq, military, motivational speaker, non-profit, perseverance, post-9/11, pow, topical, veteran, veterans service, walter reed, west virginia
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