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Breakfast Wednesday, 2 April, 2003, 05:58 GMT 06:58 UK
Rescued from Iraq
19 year old GI Jessica Lynch
Jessica will be heading home
As American forces begin what may be the final assault on Baghdad, Breakfast this morning brought you a series of remarkable stories from the war in Iraq.

We told you about the rescue of the 19-year old American GI, Jessica Lynch, who'd been held prisoner by Iraqi forces in Nasiria.


  • Buster's tale

    We brought you the story of an unlikely British hero, who unearthed a huge arms cache in Safwan yesterday.

    Buster is a Springer Spaniel, who works for a living as an army sniffer dog.
    Sniffer dog Buster and his handler Danny Morgan
    Buster is also a family pet

    But he's also a family pet. And, when dog handler Sgt Danny Morgan was posted to the Gulf, he discovered that his family were more concerned for Buster's well-being than his own.

    "My daughter just said goodbye dad to me when I left - but she was devastated about the dog," he told us this morning. "She was in floods of tears, because she didn't know whether he'd be coming back."


  • The objector's story

    We talked to America's first "refusenik". Stephen Funk, 20, is a Marine Reservist based in San Francisco.

    US Reservist Stephen Funk
    Stephen says the war is immoral
    He's refusing to serve because he believes that war is immoral.

    "I joined (the reserves) at a time when I was looking for direction and to connect with people," he told us this morning. "My recruiter didn't advertise the violent aspect of it to me, because that would have un-attracted me," he said.


  • The families back home

    The story of one family - the Brierleys - facing up to the loss of their son. Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley, of 212 Signals Squadron was killed in a car crash in Kuwait: one of 27 British soldiers who've so far died in the conflict.

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