Thirty years ago this month, it was finally over. After 14 months of captivity, 52 of us boarded an Air Algerie jet and took off from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport, minutes after Ronald Reagan took the presidential oath. After a brief stop in Algiers, Algeria, and a few days of testing at the U.S. Air Force hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany, we flew home to rejoin our families and receive a welcome we could only call tumultuous amid a flood of love, speeches and yellow ribbons.
Most of us resumed our government careers. Now almost all are retired and discovering the joys of grandparenthood and senior-citizen discounts.… Seguir leyendo »