Thursday, September 08, 2005

American Hostage Roy Hallums Rescued in Iraq!

For those who have not been following the reports from Dr. Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report, shame on you. He was the first, and really the most consistent, blogger keeping an eye on the lost hostages in Iraq.

Great news, Roy Hallums is free. From the AP:
When former hostage Roy Hallums called his daughter early Wednesday from Iraq with news of his rescue, he apologized for causing her so much grief and pain.

"He apologized to me for putting me through any hardship," his eldest daughter, Carrie Anne Cooper, 29, said in a telephone interview from her Westminster home. "He got to say he was sorry, and I got to say I loved him. We got to say things we never thought we would be able to say."

Coalition troops rescued Hallums Wednesday in an isolated farmhouse 15 miles south of Baghdad, according to the U.S. military. He told his family the kidnappers escaped without a gunbattle.

Hallums had been bound and gagged for much of his time in captivity, but doctors gave him a "clean bill of health" after the rescue, Cooper said. He planned to return to the United States within days.

"I've been waiting for this day, hoping for this day for a long time," Cooper said.
Just wish we could have killed the SOBs that took him. Odds are, we will. The J2 guys will find all sorts of goodies there I am sure.

Bravo Zulu, and Godspeed.

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