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Roy Hallums Free!
CNN | 9/7/2005 | CNN

Posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:00 AM PDT by eraser2005

CNN is reporting that Roy Hallums, an American contractor kidnapped in Iraq on 11/1/2004, has been freed. Details to follow....


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hallums; hostage; hostages; iraq; royhallums
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Good news... waiting for details....
1 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:05 AM PDT by eraser2005
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To: eraser2005

Good news bump. I'm ashamed to say I'd forgotten about him.


2 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:56 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: eraser2005

Good news. Can you ping me when you get more? Thanks.


3 posted on 09/07/2005 8:34:06 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Islam is not a religion, but rather a means of world conquest" - ALAN BURKHART.COM)
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To: eraser2005

Thank you, Lord.


4 posted on 09/07/2005 8:35:01 AM PDT by Bahbah (Tim Russert is a poopy-head)
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To: eraser2005
Woo Hoo, somebody get that man a beer and a great big hamburger!
5 posted on 09/07/2005 8:37:04 AM PDT by McGruff (Woof!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Wasn't just you. the media has never covered his kidnapping, only to say the DOD can confirm he is missing.


6 posted on 09/07/2005 8:37:05 AM PDT by kendu
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To: eraser2005
Excellent!!

Roy Hallums - The American Hostage in Iraq

This is Hallums's daughter's website.
It confirms your post but there is nothing more than this:

Roy IS FREE!!!!!! 9/7/05

7 posted on 09/07/2005 8:37:53 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Emphatically eschew exclamatory excess.)
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To: eraser2005

WONDERFUL NEWS


8 posted on 09/07/2005 8:38:43 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: eraser2005
I have notice that things appear to be moving along better in Iraq now that the media is focused on evil federal government's non-responsive action after that attack of mother nature.
9 posted on 09/07/2005 8:41:10 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: eraser2005

Praise God above BUMP!!


10 posted on 09/07/2005 8:42:30 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: eraser2005

Great news!!! The media and libs will be very sad to hear this good news.


11 posted on 09/07/2005 8:44:19 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: eraser2005

Rescued by U.S. Military!!!!! (per Fox)


12 posted on 09/07/2005 8:44:39 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: frankjr

where?


13 posted on 09/07/2005 8:45:25 AM PDT by bnelson44 (Scouts Up! http://www.scouting.org/media/katrina/unithelp.html)
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To: eraser2005

Great news!


14 posted on 09/07/2005 8:45:44 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (Hillary Clinton IS the Great Satan.)
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To: eraser2005

****Report: U.S. Contractor Abducted In Iraq Rescued By U.S. Troops****

http://www.kcra.com/nationalnews/4943941/detail.html

POSTED: 8:31 am PDT September 7, 2005
UPDATED: 8:38 am PDT September 7, 2005

A U.S. contractor who has been held captive in Iraq since 2004 has been rescued by U.S. troops, according to CNN. Roy Hallums has been in captivity since Nov. 1, 2004.

Roy Hallums' ex-wife, Susan Hallums, said she spoke with the father of her children Wednesday morning and that he was free and alive. She said he is free, after being held for more than 300 days.

"I believe all things are possible if you believe," Susan said.

She said she hopes the reunion with Roy will be this weekend.


15 posted on 09/07/2005 8:46:49 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Emphatically eschew exclamatory excess.)
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To: frankjr

The conspiracy will be: "Bush left this guy in captivity until he needed to distract us from all the poor black people he murdered in New Orleans."


16 posted on 09/07/2005 8:47:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: bnelson44

The Fox News newsgal/newsperson was reading from some sort of Los Angeles media source. It was on 2 minutes ago. I will check Yahoo.


17 posted on 09/07/2005 8:48:01 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I'm ashamed to say I'd forgotten about him.

Same goes for me. Sorry, Roy.

18 posted on 09/07/2005 8:48:03 AM PDT by Semper911 (Nagin = Mayor Culpa)
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To: cripplecreek
The conspiracy will be: "Bush left this guy in captivity until he needed to distract us from all the poor black people he murdered in New Orleans."

Not far enough

To distract us from Roberts to distract us from Rhenquist to distract us from Katrina to distract us from Sheehan to distract us from CIA leaker Rove to distract us from Downing Street Memos to distract us from the stolen election to distract us from no wmd's.......

19 posted on 09/07/2005 8:52:12 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Quid quid latine dictum sit, altum videtur)
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To: eraser2005
Here is the story about the kidnapped contractor Found it on Foxnews.com

BAGHDAD, Iraq — American contractor Roy Hallums (search), who was taken hostage last November in Iraq, has been released, his ex-wife said Wednesday.

"I can confirm he's been released," Susan Hallums, 53, told The Associated Press by telephone. "Considering what he's been through, I understand he's in good condition."

Hallums, a 57-year-old worker for a Saudi company that does catering for the Iraqi army, was seized Nov. 1 along with two other foreigners after a gunbattle in the upscale Mansour neighborhood. An Iraqi guard and one attacker were killed.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168656,00.html
20 posted on 09/07/2005 8:57:58 AM PDT by stan_25 (If you canít run with the big dogs, stay on the porch)
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To: eraser2005
If this was a rescue by US troops, I'm hoping that most of the captors are "newly deceased".
21 posted on 09/07/2005 9:03:50 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Every evil which liberals imagine Judaism and Christianity to be, islam is.)
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To: McGruff

...a cozy comforter, some fluffy pillows and a soft bed........

I think I'd just collapse at hearing this news if this had been my dad.


22 posted on 09/07/2005 9:05:51 AM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: stan_25

I wonder if he was ransomed?


23 posted on 09/07/2005 9:12:10 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: eraser2005

CNN put out good news? What is this world coming to?


24 posted on 09/07/2005 9:27:34 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules ( Don't let facts get in the way of a good a liberal rant.)
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To: eraser2005
Released? or rescued by our guys? I'm hearing two different versions...

I find it hard to believe he was released.

25 posted on 09/07/2005 9:33:22 AM PDT by ariamne (reformed liberal--Shieldmaiden of the Infidel)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Even CNN Radio Propaganda just mentioned Hallums' rescue. Wow!


26 posted on 09/07/2005 9:33:58 AM PDT by auboy (Dependence does not beget independence.)
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To: eraser2005

he was RESCUED damn it!!!

cnn just can't say ONE good thing about the Military...


27 posted on 09/07/2005 9:35:08 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©ģ)
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To: eraser2005

Good news bump!


28 posted on 09/07/2005 9:37:47 AM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: eraser2005

Praise the Lord! Wonderful news BUMP!


29 posted on 09/07/2005 9:39:52 AM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything)
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To: frankjr
"Rescued by U.S. Military!!!!! (per Fox)"

I just let out a huge YOOOOOHOOOOOOO scream, I think I just startled my neighbors! Bawhahhhaha! GOD BE PRAISED!!
30 posted on 09/07/2005 9:40:43 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

Great news! Our boys and girls are doing a great job!


31 posted on 09/07/2005 10:07:31 AM PDT by Zamuai21c (the new name of the party of the left: Demunist or Socialcrat, which is it?)
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To: eraser2005

great news...so happy for the family


32 posted on 09/07/2005 10:09:49 AM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Constitution Day

What fantastic news!!


33 posted on 09/07/2005 10:17:48 AM PDT by CyberAnt (America has the greatest military on the face of the earth.)
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To: Constitution Day
A U.S. contractor who has been held captive in Iraq since 2004 has been rescued by U.S. troops, according to CNN. Roy Hallums has been in captivity since Nov. 1, 2004.

Roy Hallums' ex-wife, Susan Hallums, said she spoke with the father of her children Wednesday morning and that he was free and alive. She said he is free, after being held for more than 300 days.

Thank you for posting the good news.
34 posted on 09/07/2005 10:19:32 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: Chode

To be fair, once CNN got the complete story out, their headline was "American Hostage Rescued in Iraq" - the next page said "American, Iraqi Captives Freed in Iraq" - so they did have good things to say about the military.

But their breaking news headline just said he was free - at that point, they probably didn't know how yet....


35 posted on 09/07/2005 10:21:35 AM PDT by eraser2005
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To: george wythe

You're welcome.

As others have posted, I am sorry to say I had forgotten about him.


36 posted on 09/07/2005 10:30:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Emphatically eschew exclamatory excess.)
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Get this man a beer.

37 posted on 09/07/2005 10:32:23 AM PDT by Semper911 (Nagin = Mayor Culpa)
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To: eraser2005

Excellent! bttt


38 posted on 09/07/2005 11:46:02 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RoseofTexas

"Rescued by U.S. Military!!!!! (per Fox)"
***

The Fox article I'm reading says, "coalition forces."

But regardless....a major salute and thank you to the ones who rescued Mr. Hallums.

And Praise the Lord he's safe.

Same for the unidentified Iraqi who also released or rescued.


39 posted on 09/07/2005 11:46:25 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Semper911

And a gun.


40 posted on 09/07/2005 11:47:17 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (The alternative media is our Enigma machine.)
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To: Chode

I hope we get to hear the story


41 posted on 09/07/2005 1:39:58 PM PDT by RDTF
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To: Just mythoughts

"I have notice that things appear to be moving along better in Iraq now that the media is focused on evil federal government's non-responsive action after that attack of mother nature."
Yes! And whatever happened to Cindy.....
What's her name?


42 posted on 09/07/2005 2:51:43 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: eraser2005

BUMP!!!


43 posted on 09/07/2005 3:22:21 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (Ohio State vs. Texarse, Sept 10th)
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To: Panzerlied
"Yes! And whatever happened to Cindy.....
What's her name?"

The ditch queen is dethroned, hillry has taken her place. Maybe the French will have her.
44 posted on 09/07/2005 3:49:38 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Allegra; Becki; Cap Huff; Dog; Deetes; Gucho; iso; pissant; ravingnutter; SandRat; ...

ping


45 posted on 09/07/2005 4:01:17 PM PDT by Wiz
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To: eraser2005

Great news.

BTTT.


46 posted on 09/07/2005 4:46:41 PM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman
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To: MrNatural

*Ping*


47 posted on 09/07/2005 7:24:37 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (* No sleep till Baghdad! *)
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To: eraser2005

I can't believe I'm just now hearing about this!

Thanks for posting such good news and praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow!!


48 posted on 09/07/2005 7:27:34 PM PDT by Kewz1
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To: eraser2005

Congrats to our military for freeing him. I heard it was Army and he was found in a barn.


49 posted on 09/07/2005 9:18:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Cindy Sheehan: "All You Are Saying Is Give APPEASEMENT A Chance!")
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To: Just mythoughts
""Yes! And whatever happened to Cindy..... What's her name?" The ditch queen is dethroned, hillry has taken her place. Maybe the French will have her."

Funny you should mention her moving to France..that's exactly what some of the counter protesters were saying to her bus tour buddies in Indiana on Monday..Tee Hee.

They are still all crawling around the country getting smacked in the face by real Americans.


A little hello to the Sheehadis on the steps of the Indiana War museum

After Action Photo Essay of the Indianapolis Pro-US Rally . (more photos of our FReep here)

50 posted on 09/08/2005 1:31:55 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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