, a hostage recently rescued from Iraq
after 10 months in the hands of terrorists, will appear on 60 Minutes
this Sunday. Hallums was taken hostage November 1, 2004
and forced on videos released
by the terrorists to say things he says he doesn't agree with including things against the Bush administration.
They still have not captured the terrorists that held him.
New York Post
Roy Hallums, who was rescued by coalition troops earlier this month, also tells CBS News' "60 Minutes" that his captors demanded his home phone number so that they could call his family and demand a ransom.
"I knew if I gave them the number, they would call them and ask for money," Hallums says in the interview, which will air on Sunday.
"And I didn't want [my family] to deal with a call like that.
Next, he was forced to memorize the script.
"A guy's standing there with a gun, telling you, 'Memorize this,' " he recalls. "I said what they told me to say."
He was kept in a windowless shaft below a farmhouse outside of Baghdad for most of the 10 months.
He said he and eight other hostages were crammed into a space that was roughly 9 feet by 11 feet and just over 4 feet high.
For all the coverage of Roy Hallums from start to finish on Diggers Realm see the Roy Hallums Archives.
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