In a headline-grabbing move, Carnival Cruise Line announces that Jessica Lynch, the retired Army private whose dramatic rescue in Iraq has spawned everything from books to tele-movies, will serve as godmother of Carnival Miracle. The company's latest new-build, the 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle is set to debut in Jacksonville, Fl. on February 27.
Lynch, a West Virginia resident who served in the army as a supply clerk, was part of the 507th Maintenance Company that was ambushed in Nasiriyah, Iraq, last March. She was rescued on April 1.
Carnival will make a contribution to the Jessica Lynch Foundation, which has been established to assist children of soldiers who have been killed on duty.
Carnival Appoints Jessica Lynch as Ship Godmother
December 2, 2003