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Hamill to Fly to Germany

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.


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