"Jessica Dawn Lynch" is a former United States Army soldier who served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq by U.S. and allied forces. On March 23, 2003, Private First Class Lynch was serving as a Quartermaster Corps (United States Army)/unit supply specialist with the 507th Maintenance Company when her convoy was ambushed by Iraqi forces during the Battle of Nasiriyah. Lynch was seriously injured and captured. Her subsequent recovery by U.S. Special Operations Forces on April 1, 2003, received considerable media coverage and was the first successful rescue of an American prisoner of war since Vietnam and the first ever of a woman.
Initial official reports on Lynch's capture and rescue in Iraq were incorrect. On April 24, 2007, she testified in front of Congress that she had never fired her weapon, her M16 rifle jammed, and that she had been knocked unconscious when her vehicle crashed. Lynch has been outspoken in her criticism of the original stories reported regarding her combat experience. When asked about her heroine status, she stated "That wasn't me. I'm not about to take credit for something I didn't do... I'm just a survivor."
In 2014, Lynch made her film debut as SPC Summer L. Gabriel in Virtuous (2014 film)/Virtuous. Her role was loosely based on her own experiences in Iraq.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous soldiers! More Jessica Lynch on Wikipedia.
We never really found a true solution to the R1 issue. We said we're going to enforce it more, but that doesn't solve the problem that you're trying to fight bad behavior with a law that singles out students and tries to keep them from living somewhere, ... Until we start talking about solutions and not treatments, it's going to be an issue again whether we like it or not.Jessica Lynch