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NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Lynch Honored

Originally posted 02/19/2004 10:54AM

AWARDED: Jessica Lynch, the former Army supply clerk who was captured last March in Iraq and became a prisoner of war before being rescued in April, has received the inaugural Lewis McManus Service Award, the Associated Press reports. The award, named for the former West Virginia Speaker of the House, is given by the Ohio-West Virginia YMCA, which sponsors a leadership center and youth government program. Lynch was the subject of a CBS television movie about her ordeal, and she recently released an autobiography as well.

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