Today in History: Jessica Lynch Receives Hero Welcome

On July 22nd 2003, prisoner of war U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch returned to her hometown of Palestine, W.V., after being rescued from an Iraqi hospital. 

Five months prior, Lynch was a part of the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company from Fort Bliss, Texas. On March 23, 2003 the United States Army unit was ambushed by Iraqi forces, just days after the U.S. invaded Iraq. Lynch had been traveling in the attacked unit and was held captive with four other American soldiers.


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