Like many young people, the wish to leave your hometown and see the world sounds like an illustrious proposition. Everyone wants to be independent and experience all of the wonders and excitement Earth has to offer. The easiest route for most young people is to join the military. What better way to receive free travel, as well as a free education when the service is up?
Jessica Lynch was no different. She wanted to do everything the boys could do and knew she could be a soldier in the United States military. After enlisting, Jessica was sent to Iraq where tragedy struck. Find out the story of Jessica’s life as a prisoner of war.
10. A Wish To See The World
19-year-old Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch was born in Palestine, West Virginia on April 26, 1983. Like many people who come from small towns, Jessica wanted to leave and explore the world. “I wanted to improve my life and not just be there in Palestine forever,” she later said. “I wanted to get out and do something.”