Brad Messer Commentary
Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Jessica Lynch Goes Home

Jessica Lynch is a now-20-year-old who joined the Army to get an education. The Army, in its usual wisdom, made her a supply clerk.

You know her story by heart. Her outfit went to Iraq: her vehicle was misdirected into enemy territory and got in a terrible wreck on March 23rd. She was gravely hurt, and captured. Jessica Lynch was taken to a hospital where Iraqi doctors worked to put her back together again. She was rescued by Special Forces.

I hope for three things today.

One, I hope we don't get into arguments about the real meaning of the word hero, or heroine. It would be good to take a day off from that.

Two, I hope people remember and honor Private Lynch's nine fellow soldiers in the 507th who did not come home alive, including Specialist James Kiehl of Comfort.

And finally, I hope a lot of people are disgusted at the mattress company that is self-promoting giving a free mattress for Jessica Lynch to recuperate on. That's as cheesy as things get.

Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.

July 20, 2003 - Huntington, WVA Herald-Dispatch
Jessica Lynch is 100 percent American hero

Thurmo-Pudic mattress: self-promotion puker of the day:
Jessica Lynch can recuperate on locally-made mattress

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