TIME: When the Army recruiter came to your house, what did he say?
JESSICA LYNCH: He talked about how you could travel and see all these different kinds of places. And then he was like, "You can get an education while you go there." And I was like, "Yeah, you know that would be cool if I could have a job plus go to school at the same time. Yeah, that would be cool."
TIME: You were still here in Palestine, W.Va., on Sept. 11, right? What was that like?
JL: I was scared, actually, myself because I knew...