19 year old Jessica Lynch’s oddessy did not begin when her armored vehicle was blown up by a bomb. She survived and her gun jammed without being able to fire a single shot. Injured, she was captured by the Iraq’s and taken to hospital, where she was treated kindly and the Iraqi’s actually tried to get her back to the US forces ! But finally she was ‘rescued’ by the US forces and taken back to the US. And then her oddessy really began ….
For the Pentagon spun a different tale. According to them Jessica fired and defended herself, fighting off the Iraqi’s till she finally ran out of ammunition. She was then captured and brutally treated by the Iraqi’s till a courageous rescue operation was launched.
Jessica became a national hero. A symbol of courage. A tiny female ‘Rambo’. Hollywood started to write scripts on her story.
But now Jessica is tired about carrying the burden of that lie. Tired of being a myth, she is trying to reclaim herself by telling the truth.
That to me is a symbol of real courage. Hats off to you, Jessica