U.S. Army soldier who became a POW during the Iraq War and was rescued by the U.S. Special Operations Forces in 2003.
Her parents didn't have enough money to send her to college, so she joined the U.S. Army.
She was the first female prisoner-of-war who was successfully rescued and the first POW rescued by the United States since WWII.
Her parents were Deidre and Gregory Lynch.
She and Don Rickles both served in the armed forces.