19. She Couldn’t Afford Her Education

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Before Jessica Dawn Lynch became an Army Private First Class, she lived the life of a typical 17-year-old in the peaceful town of Palestine, West Virginia.  She was born on April 26, 1983, to a self-employed truck driver Gregory Lynch. When she was nearing her graduation from Wirty County High School in 2001 and getting ready to go to college, she knew her family couldn’t afford her education. However, her ambition would change the entire course of her life.



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