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Old 05-02-2004, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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American hostage escapes

The Associated Press
Updated: 12:11 p.m. ET May 02, 2004MACON, Miss. - The civilian contractor who escaped Sunday after three weeks as a hostage in Iraq called home and sounded “so wonderful,” his wife said as their town buzzed with excitement. The mayor promised “a parade that will not end.”

Thomas Hamill, kidnapped during an insurgent attack on his supply convoy April 9, escaped from a house south of Tikrit and ran to a nearby U.S. patrol, the U.S. military said.

Hamill, 43, from Macon, was “in good health,” said Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt. A gunshot wound to his left arm, possibly suffered when he was captured, appeared to be infected and he was flown to Baghdad, Maj. Neal O’Brien said.
“He sounded wonderful, so wonderful. He said he was fine,” Kellie Hamill told The AP. “He said he was more worried about his mom, his grandmother, me and our kids.”

She said he told her he had been locked in a building and “he said he heard a military convoy come by and pried the door open. He said he ran half a mile down the road and got with the convoy. Isn’t that something?”
sounds like the kidnappers had their shit together
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
thank god
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Im happy for him and his family.
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Just imagine how much joy his family exploded with when the found out he was safe. Better than the explosion of a thousand orgasms I reckon
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Old 05-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I remember seeing footage of him being taken hostage by a group of Iraqi militants. The militants allowed an Australian camera team to ask him a few questiones, before they drove off with him, saying they were going to crush his skull.

I'm glad to hear that he got away. Can't imagine what a relief it must have been for his friends and family when they heard he was safe.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Seems very unlikely to me that he just slipped away and escaped. I'm glad to see he is alive and on his way home, but somethings just doesn't seem to be on the level here.
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Old 05-02-2004, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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They said on the news tonight that he was released. Someone isn't getting their information straight, and I don't know who it is.
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