Ex-POW Lynch continues improving
Thursday, April 10, 2003
LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch was moved out of intensive care at a military hospital in Germany on Wednesday and is spending more time talking with her family as she recovers.
Lynch, a 19-year-old Army private first class from Palestine, W.Va., was captured March 23 after her 507th Maintenance Company convoy was ambushed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. She was rescued from a hospital in the city April 1 by U.S. commandos and airlifted to Germany.
She was moved from intensive care to a regular medical ward Wednesday morning and ate a breakfast of pancakes and strawberries, said Capt. Norris Jones, a spokesman for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Doctors say she may be well enough by week's end to be released.
Lynch is being treated for a head wound, an injury to her spine and fractures to her right arm, both legs, and her right foot and ankle.