Jessica Lynch made headlines for months after her capture early into “Operation Iraqi Freedom“, (March 2003), when the military supply convey that she was in became lost on the way to Baghdad and was attacked by local insurgents.
I always wondered what had happened to the rest of the members of that unit, especially the other woman who was shown being interrogated on TV. Seven years have past, and Shoshana Johnson has come forward to tell her story. The story of the first black female POW in American history.
In it, she honors the memory of those who died, and the bravery of the other POW’s who were captured with her. It’s a compelling memoir, with some real surprises in it.