Jessica Lynch | Retired Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army and a former Prisoner of War

Jessica Lynch

Retired Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army and a former Prisoner of War

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Jessica Lynch

Jessica Lynch is a retired Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Army 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. Today, Jessica speaks to various groups around the United States about overcoming her obstacles and how perseverance helped her survive. Jessica further explains that despite the most difficult circumstances - whatever they might be - a positive outlook and determination can truly help individuals live fulfilling lives and accomplish their goals.

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Featured Keynote Programs

Overcoming Obstacles to Reach Your Goals

Speaking on the realization that one has the potential to push past the pain to overcome any obstacle to reach his/her goals.

The Importance of Perseverance

Having the will power to never give up under any circumstance.

Education Is the Key to Success

Speaking on the importance of how education should inspire and motivate youth to stay focused on their future.

Being Motivated to Survive

Showing the world that if you stay motivated and positive, you can accomplish so much more.

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On This Day In History: Jessica Lynch Gets Hero's Welcome

On July 22, 2003, U.S. Army Private Jessica Lynch, a prisoner-of-war who was rescued from an Iraqi hospital, receives a hero’s welcome when she returns to her hometown of...
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Former POW Jessica Lynch Discusses The Iraq Crisis

Written by Fox News Insider Staff Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch was on “Huckabee” last night to discuss Iraq, the death of one of her rescuers, and her involvement in...
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Pvt. Jessica Lynch, 10 Years After Iraq Rescue: Pain But Much Gain

Written by 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...
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