Macon resident Thomas Hamill is free after weeks of being held hostage ended with a daring escape.
His wife plans to fly to Germany Monday morning. She'll finally get to see her husband at a U.S. military base.
Kellie Hamill says the best wake-up call of her life came Sunday, when she learned of her husband's escape.
Residents of his tiny Noxubee County hometown are celebrating the news with yellow balloons, a giant American flag and promises of a never-ending parade.
Kellie Hamill says she got a call at about 5:50 a.m. Sunday morning telling her that her husband, a truck driver for a subsidiary of Halliburton, was free.
The whole town, located near the Alabama line, is buzzing about Hamill being safe.
He was taken captive April 9 by insurgents who threatened to kill him unless American troops vacated Fallujah.
There's still no word on a missing Alabama man, Timothy Bell of Mobile, another civilian contractor in that convoy.