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Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity

I once stood in a small cemetery where a little known group of American hostages are buried. There are no tombstones, only a flat rock placed on each grave—no names to identify these Americans who suffered tremendous indignities and deprivations as … Continue reading

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Am I Related To Heroic, Runaway Slave, William Simms?

Twenty year-old William Simms was being held captive against his will. Although he had never committed a crime or been in a military setting, he was being forced to do hard labor with six other captives. The people holding them … Continue reading

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