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Jessica Lynch too busy to meet Iraqi lawyer who helped save her life
( 2003-10-28 14:39) (Agencies)

An Iraqi lawyer who helped US forces in the rescue of Jessica Lynch wrapped up a tour of the soldier's hometown Monday, but he didn't get to meet the young woman because she was too busy recovering from her injuries and preparing for her book's release.

``I will not forget. It will stay with me, in my mind, in my heart,'' Mohammed al-Rehaief said as a ceremonial yellow mum was planted in a garden planted in his honor.

The Lynch family's attorney Stephen Goodwin said the 20-year-old former Army supply clerk was too busy with five-day-a-week rehabilitation from her injuries and commitments related to next month's release of her book, ``I Am a Soldier, Too"``Jessica Lynch is deeply thankful to Mohammed,'' Stephen Goodwin said. ``She looks forward to a private meeting with him in the near future.''

Al-Rehaief was treated to a four-day tour of the state, a reception and gifts including an ``Almost Heaven, West Virginia'' lapel pin.

Members of a West Virginia group called Friends of Mohammed took al-Rehaief, his wife and 6-year-old daughter on a drive along a mountain ridge. The family also planned to visit Wirt County high school, Lynch's alma mater.

Lynch was captured March 23 after her 507th Maintenance Company convoy was ambushed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.

She was rescued April 1 after al-Rehaief alerted US forces and mapped out the hospital where she was being held. He was left blind in his left eye after a bomb exploded as he fled for his life.

Lynch suffered broken bones and other injuries in the attack. She has since received a medical discharge from the Army.

Al-Rehaief's West Virginia visit follows the recent release of his own book, ``Because Each Life Is Precious.'' He and his wife and child have been granted asylum in the United States.

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