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!)

7 Comments:

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 albany...so 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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