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MilitaryCorruption.com broke the self-imposed “establishment media” blackout on news of the photos existence when we revealed last month topless pictures of the fresh-faced, innocent-looking teenager had been offered for sale to the GLOBE tabloid by two soldiers in Jessica’s former Army unit at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Lynch, a “media darling” who erroneously had been credited with “firing her weapon” at the enemy until she ran out of bullets, and being “shot and stabbed” during an ambush of her Army convoy in Iraq last March, said she had “memory loss” from the beginning of the armed attack.
But, to her credit, she acknowledged the “heroics” she was celebrated for, was actually the work of others. Still, the blond, blue-eyed, country girl from West Virginia, who was featured on the covers of PEOPLE and NEWSWEEK magazines and gained more than a million dollars from book and TV deals, remained a feminist icon.
A “HEROINE” IS CREATED
Diverse groups such as the Pentagon and advocacy organizations boosting “women in combat” latched on to the PFC as the ultimate symbol of “political correctness” in today’s military. The celebrated soldier was awarded the Bronze Star, among other medals, for her “bravery.” That brought sharp criticism from retired Vietnam war hero, COL David Hackworth, who derided the fact the combat decoration was given to a PFC who was admittedly “unconscious” from the first moments of the Nasiriyah ambush.
Slowly, the real facts behind the myth of “Saving Private Lynch” have leaked out. More revelations are soon to come, and when we at MilitaryCorruption.com report them, we predict it will not be welcome news in heartland America, where Lynch’s handlers hoped they could sell the most books and preserve her public image as some sort of “heroine.”
WAS PFC LYNCH REALLY RAPED?
The publication of pictures showing Jessica cavorting “topless” in an Army barracks among male soldiers may hurt the credibility of her biographer’s claim that she was “raped and sodomized” by her Iraqi captors. That contention has already been bitterly denied by doctors that treated the young soldier at a Nasiriyah hospital.
Disgraced former New York TIMES reporter Rick Bragg, who recently resigned from the nation’s “newspaper of record” in the wake of an ethics scandal, is said to be splitting a $1 million dollar fee with Lynch for writing “I AM A SOLDIER, TOO.”
Publisher Flynt says he’s running the controversial photos in HUSTLER to show “Jessica Lynch is not Joan of Arc.”
Caught flat-footed by the embarrassing news on the eve of Veterans Day, a Lynch spokesperson had little to say except to sputter that Flynt’s plans were “unspeakable.”