On March 23, 2003, a convoy of the United States Army's 507th Maintenance Company and the 3rd Combat Support Battalion elements, led by a Humvee driven by Lori Piestewa, made a wrong turn and were ambushed near Nasiriyah, a major crossing point over the Euphrates northwest of Basra.
The convoy was supposed to detour around the town but instead turned directly into it, eventually running into adversaries. The convoy came under attack by enemy fire. The Humvee in which Army Private First Class Jessica Lynch was riding was hit and the Americans were taken prisoner.
Jessica Lynch was rescued by Joint Task Force 121. A team composed of Navy SEALs, and an element from the Joint Special Operations Task Force 121 composed of U.S. Army Special Forces , Air Force PJ’s, Army Rangers, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) and Delta Force.
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