Scared and Scarred is part of the Woman at War mini book series and tells the true story of the capture and rescue of 19 year old US soldier PFC Jessica Lynch during the Iraq War in 2003. Her rescue was the first ever of a serving US female soldier , and the first of a US POW since the Vietnam War. Although many hailed her a heroine, many did not, as she never fired a single shot during the ambush that led to her capture. An ambush that also caused the tragic loss of eleven of her fellow soldiers. Heroine or survivor, you can make up your own mind once you have read her remarkable story.