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Thomas Hamill On His Iraq Escape

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That determination, and Hamill’s unwavering faith, helped him survive.

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“I’m angry at we’re over there to help those people. And there’s a group of people over there that don’t they’ll do anything. And terrorists, that’s what they’re called, terrorists, to terrorize people.”

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“I’m not a hero. These young boys that are over there that are sacrificing their lives and a lot of them aren’t going to be coming out of there (they’re heroes).”

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Escape In https://www.handbagaol.com Iraq: the Thomas Hamill Story:CHAPTER 2

Friday, April 9, 2004

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