Guess we can expect that film to go into pre-production soon then
POW Reportedly Fought Captors With Gun
By JOE COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer
LANDSTUHL, Germany - Spirited but hungry, rescued prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch arrived in Germany for treatment of two broken legs and bullet wounds reportedly suffered in a fierce gun battle she waged against her Iraqi captors.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the 19-year-old Army supply clerk shot several Iraqi soldiers during the March 23 ambush that resulted in her capture. She kept firing even after she had several gunshot wounds, finally running out of ammunition, the newspaper said, citing unidentified U.S. officials.
"She was fighting to the death," the Post quoted an official as saying. "She did not want to be taken alive."
Pentagon officials and family members contacted late Wednesday declined comment on the report.
I've met a couple of female USAF "airmen" of about that age in the past as I'm sure most people have and truely believe that she would've fighted until the end and that its not just some big propoganda story made up like some are suggesting. I don't think the media are going over the top about her battles and the rescue mission, I just hope instead that any future rescue missions get the same amount of global attention.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Iraqi who approached the US Marines outside Baghdad and told them where Jessica was being held is being protected along with his family. He put his life on the line by making a number of return journeys to the hospital to draw sketches of its layout so that the SF blokes could get in and out as quickly as possible.
Well done him. Apparently the USMC are trying to get him refugee status in America, I hope it works out.