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Iranian Hostage Crisis: Kathryn Koob

52 American hostages were released 30 years ago

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Kathryn "Kate" Koob. — Photo by Sam Choo, Minnesota Public Radio News.org

Thirty years ago today, 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days were blindfolded and delivered to a pair of waiting jets while a sea of bearded faces chanted "death to America, death to Reagan." Here in the United States, Ronald Reagan was just concluding his inaugural address when the planes lifted off the ground to freedom. … Back to Article

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