Lynch, who has broken limbs, underwent back surgery Thursday to relieve pressure on a nerve because she had no feeling in her feet. The soldier, from Palestine, W.Va., was rescued by U.S. forces who fought their way into Saddam Hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. Once inside, the troops found Lynch and carried her by stretcher to a waiting helicopter.
Bravery wasn't in short supply in Lynch's rescue. The Washington Post reported today that an Iraqi lawyer risked his life to save the young soldier.
When Lynch was rescued, U.S. troops also found two bodies in the morgue and nine others in a community burial area, according to [Vincent Brooks], who said the bodies had not been identified.