10 Questions for Jessica Lynch

Although she's hardly your average freshman, Jessica Lynch in a few weeks will be trying hard to blend in at West Virginia University. At 22, the former Army supply clerk, who became an icon after her dramatic rescue from an Iraqi hospital in 2003, hopes one day to be a kindergarten teacher. She spoke with TIME's Wendy Cole about coping with the attention and prefreshman jitters.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU THINK ABOUT GETTING AMBUSHED IN IRAQ?

Every day. There's always something that reminds me of Lori [Piestawa, a friend who was killed during the attack] or one of my fellow comrades....

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