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Former POW in Iraq signs book deal

August 11, 2006

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— Former Iraq prisoner of war Shoshana Johnson has signed a deal to write a book about her life and 22 days of captivity after she and five other members of her Fort Bliss unit were captured early in the war.

Johnson was captured along with then-Pfc. Jessica Lynch and three other soldiers in the March 23, 2003, ambush that killed nine members of her unit. She suffered injuries to her feet in the attack and has since left the Army with a medical discharge.

Reached at her El Paso home Thursday, Johnson told The Associated Press that the book will detail her side of the experience, something she hasn't felt comfortable talking about until now. She also plans to write about some of her fallen comrades in the book, titled "One Wrong Turn."

A spokeswoman for Dafina Books said Johnson's tale, written with Paul T. Brown, is scheduled for release next May.

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