Army Spec. Melissa Rathbun-Nealy - the first American woman taken prisoner in the Persian Gulf war - is being flooded with offers for the film, book and television rights to her story.
Among the offers is $100,000 for an exclusive interview with the Globe, a weekly supermarket tabloid, her father, Leo Rathbun, said Tuesday.But Rathbun-Nealy, a Grand Rapids native who will turn 21 on Saturday, does not consider herself a hero, her father said.
"I'm no hero. I just got stuck in the sand," she told her parents when she called Monday night from the U.S. hospital ship Mercy following her release with five other American POWs.