My Life Now: Former POW Jessica Lynch Finds Happiness As a Mom and an Educator (VIDEO)

Twelve years ago, Jessica Lynch made international headlines when, as a private first class serving in Iraq, she was captured during an ambush – and famously rescued nine days later.

Now she lives quietly on an 80-acre property in West Virginia with her daughter Dakota, 8, and fiancé Wes Robinson, 34, while still trying to make sense of those brutal days.

Brian Williams Takes Break from NBC After Helicopter Story Scandal

Brian Williams is taking a break from his NBC Nightly News duties as the network investigates false claims he made about his time covering the War in Iraq.

“In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions,” he said in a note to NBC News staff Saturday.

Remembering Robin Williams: How He Brought Joy to American Troops on USO Tours

Robin Williams brought laughter to even the darkest corners of the world.

Throughout his life, the late actor traveled across the war-torn Middle East with the United Service Organizations, entertaining American troops stationed in Afghanistan, Baghdad and Kuwait.


J.R. Martinez Returns to Middle East for the First Time Since War Injury: 'It Was Intense'

It’s been 11 years since Dancing with the Stars champ and injured Iraq war veteran J.R. Martinez has been back to the Middle East after a land-mine explosion left him with severe burns, but Martinez tells PEOPLE his return was an “amazing experience.”

Shock over Militant Slaying of American

America woke up Wednesday to a horrific sight on its TV screens and newspaper front pages: Photos of 26-year-old Pennsylvania businessman Nicholas Berg about to be beheaded by five masked Islamic militants said to be avenging the U.S. military abuses at the Abu Ghraid prison near Baghdad.

The grisly execution of Berg surfaced Tuesday in a fuzzy video posted on the Internet site of Muntada al-Ansar, an organization linked to the al Qaeda terrorist network.

Friends Recall Tillman As One of a Kind

When Pat Tillman walked away from a lucrative NFL career to join the Army’s elite Rangers two years ago, he did so quietly and as a gesture of post-9/11 patriotism, PEOPLE reports in its tribute to the football star turned soldier, who was killed in an Afghanistan firefight on April 22.