To her best friend Miriah Duckworth, Jessi Lynch is everything from a not-so-aspiring athlete to a beauty queen, reports Jane Clayson.
"She could throw up her hair up and look gorgeous, go out and win Ms. Congeniality," says Duckworth.
To her father Greg, she is a source of pride.
"She's a wonderful girl. Always put others before herself in any situation," he says.
And to the U.S. Army, she is Private First Class Jessica Lynch, a supply clerk, one of thousands of women now serving in the war. But after a fierce battle last Saturday night, March 23, near the southern city of Nasiriyah, Jessi became one of only two women officially listed as missing in action.
Aired: 30 Mar 2003