FORMER prisoner-of-war Jessica Lynch was raped by Iraqi captors, a new authorised biography of the US Army supply clerk says.
THE rescued soldier Private Jessica Lynch has revealed in her new book that she was raped by her Iraqi captors, it was reported yesterday.
FORMER prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has signed a $1 million publishing deal for her own story.
THE young soldier whose capture and rescue won the hearts of Americans has secured a $1 million book deal to tell her story.
FORMER prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, hailed as a hero by the American media after special forces rescued her from an Iraqi hospital, has been honourably discharged from the United States army.
THE BBC’S veteran war correspondent Kate Adie described the rescue of US soldier Jessica Lynch during the recent Gulf war as a "charade" that proved attitudes towards women in the military were still outdated.
AFTER nearly four months in a military hospital, Private Jessica Lynch finally returned home yesterday.
It was the human interest story of the war, the daring rescue of a young, blonde US girl soldier from under the noses of the Iraqi forces. "America doesn’t leave its heroes behind, it never has, it never will," one US official said, and they proved it.
IT WAS one of America’s greatest tales of modern war heroism. Pentagon top brass and even the United States president, George Bush, heaped plaudits on Private Jessica Lynch, 20, following her barnstorming rescue from the enemy’s clutches by a US special operations unit, making the petite blonde the Iraq war’s most celebrated soldier.
IT’S just as well women in the US military are sent into the thick of the action. People may argue that they lack physical strength, are emotionally unstable or distract their male counterparts in the heat of battle: but there’s nothing like a pretty young private plucked from the jaws of death to push images of screaming Iraqi children off the front pages.
A SUPPLY clerk with only basic military training, Jessica Lynch was never meant to see combat. The soldier, who enlisted to fund her dream of becoming a teacher, was with the 507th maintenance unit providing supplies, equipment and repairs to United States’ front-line divisions and so was only lightly armed.
IT HAD been a harrowing ten days. But in the close-knit farming community of Palestine, West Virginia, the friends and family of missing Private Jessica Lynch, 19, never gave up hope that, against all the odds, she would be safe.