Wednesday, July 02, 2008

name game.

Jessica Lynch or Shoshana Johnson?

do you recognize these names? which one? maybe both? why?

(don't cheat and google them!)


Blogger Victor said...

Both POW's when that convoy took that wrong turn at the beginning of the Iraq war.

Did I cheat????? The world may never know.

7/02/2008 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous NavyCS said...

Jessica was a POW rescued by the SEALS :) I must admit I didn't know the second name. I am leaving this post to look her up and gain knowledge.

7/03/2008 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Long-time RN said...

Jessica Lynch, rescued POW, lots of media coverage. Shoshana Johnson, familiar, but had to Google. Recalled the clips of her shuffling from the plane d/t the bilateral ankle wounds.

7/03/2008 06:10:00 PM  
Blogger --Blue Girl said...

Yes, I certainly do remember them both. Both were captured together. The white blond got a whole rescue production staged about rescuing her. Shoshana is the African-American daughter of a career Soldier and a damned fine soldier in her own right, to whom I offer my most crisp salute.

Do I get a three day pass for knowing this without teh google?

7/05/2008 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger GI Kate said...

blue girl,

haha yes. a three day pass to you can be bored out of your mind.

7/05/2008 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I know both but only becasue this boils mt blood more than damn near anything else.

Lynch -rescured by a specials forces Team (that took off two team members and replaced with video crew) from a hospital. The hospital attempted to return her but was turned away by gun fire from a military position. Has publiclally stated that she is no hero, but that SPC Lori Piestewa was(THAT is a name to know).
Lynch was scheduled to recieve full benefits.
Is a blond haired white woman.

Shoshana Johnson- was a POW with the men, not rescued, not given the attention or a TV show. Was scheduled to be given a lower percentage of benefits than Lynch. Is a woman of color.

7/11/2008 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

As a side note, you should google Lavena Johnson.

7/15/2008 05:37:00 PM  

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