The Opening Drive

US Veteran Rocky Sickmann

Rocky Sickmann joins the show to talk all about his harrowing ordeal 41 years ago, as one of the 52 hostages who was held by revolutionary Iranian forces for 444 days. Rocky talked about the day that the embassy fell, how his captors held and armed the hostages, using sports and his memories of Washington, Missouri to get him through days, the failed rescue mission, how their only source of news was the St. Louis-based Sporting News, the final days in captivity, how it felt to come home, seeing his girlfriend and parents again and how this lead to his work today with Folds of Honor.

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