POW Rescued!!

  1. Hey guys - watching the news and they are waiting on an update from Centcom - purportedly to announce that a POW has been rescued. Will add more as it becomes available - just wanted to let you know in case you didn't have your TVs on!
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  3. by   Nurse Izzy
    The soldier has been returned to a coalition controlled area. More details as they become available. Wow - all the hoo-rah for that! I mean, it's good news, but I was expecting a bit more. Sorry for the false heads-up!
  4. by   cwazycwissyRN
    awaiting confirmation, please, please let this be true.
  5. by   valk

    Fabulous news!!!

    Associated Press
    Tuesday, April 1, 2003; 7:25 PM
    An American prisoner of war has been rescued in Iraq, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

    The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said U.S. Central Command was announcing the rescue in Qatar later Tuesday.

    The Pentagon has listed seven Americans as captured by Iraq since the outbreak of the war.

    The officials said the rescue involved one of the seven.

    The development came as American ground troops battled Republican Guard troops around Karbala, a holy Shiite Muslim city about 50 miles south of Baghdad. It was unknown whether the fighting was related to the POW situation.

    Two U.S. Army pilots were captured March 24 by Iraqi forces after their Apache helicopter was forced down during heavy fighting in central Iraq. A day earlier, five U.S. Army soldiers had been captured near Nasiriyah, a crossing point over the Euphrates River.

    The POWs were displayed on television by the Iraqis in separate broadcasts.

    In addition to the POWs, 17 more Americans are listed as missing.

    2003 The Associated Press
  6. by   cindyln
    I was able to find this. It looks like it is true.http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/i...w-rescue_x.htm
  7. by   emily_mom
    Just heard it on the local news. They are awaiting conference from CentCom.
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    That's wonderful news. I pray that there are more rescues.
  9. by   Nurse Izzy
    It was a female - Jessica Lynch, 19 years old. From Palestine, WV, stationed in Fort Bliss, TX. She apparently was rescued by Navy Seals and Army Rangers near Ah Naseria (sp??). She was one of the "duty status whereabouts unknowns" - not actually labeled a POW by DOD terms. Rescued about 4 hours ago.
  10. by   natsfanrn
    It was the woman who was part of the mechanical division (sorry, don't know her name; just listening to the tv in the other room). So glad it was her; as bad as life would be as a POW, I can't even imagine the horrors of being a female POW in Iraq...
  11. by   rncountry
    Thank you!
  12. by   cwazycwissyRN
    I can not imagine how happy the family is. They must feel such relief . WOW Such good news....Celebration for sure.
    Hope she is healthy.
  13. by   jnette
    Yep ! HALLELULIAH !!! Been watching the whole unfolding story... it's that little young'un from W. Va.. Jessica ! Too good !!! Going back to see how it all happened.. will be bringing more news as they get it.
  14. by   Brownms46
    :kiss :spin: :hatparty:

    YES!! !