Former POW Jessica Lynch Shares Story of Perseverance Ahead of Veteran’s Day

Jessica Lynch, who shot to fame as a POW during the Iraq war in 2003

VALPARAISO — At just 19 years old, Jessica Lynch was nervous before her deployment to Iraq war but said she felt ready. Nothing could have readied her for what happened once she got there. Lynch was captured by Iraqi forces just three days after she was deployed in March 2003. Lynch, 40, was the first prisoner of war successfully rescued […]

Absences, Illnesses and Perseverance: Here Are the Military Child of the Year Honorees

Operation Homefront's Military Child of the Year award recipients

They’ve endured frequent moves, long separations from one — or both — parents, had their lives upended by a global pandemic and, in at least two cases, battled potentially life-threatening illnesses. Yet during a trip to Washington, D.C., last week to be honored as Operation Homefront’s Military Child of the Year, seven young military dependents […]