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ELIZABETH, W.V. -- "It's great to be home," Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch told hundreds of well-wishers who lined the streets of Elizabeth, W. Va., to welcome the former prisoner of war.
Flags, signs and yellow ribbons awaited the young soldier in Elizabeth. The Wirt County High School marching band was there, as was West Virginia Governor Bob Wise, who said the people of West Virginia were welcoming back "a young citizen and a soldier."
"She left here as one of many newly enlisted in the military pursuing both her duty and her dreams," he said. "She returns a renowned international figure and the symbol of the quiet courage and commitment of all of our armed …