Caption: Sgt. Rocky Sickmann greets 4,000 friends and well-wishers at 1:52 p.m. on Jan. 28, 1981, at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The hostages were flown to Algeria, then Germany, then to the United States. Sickmann's parents met him at the West Point Military Academy in New York on Jan. 25. Jill Ditch, his girlfriend, rushed him with a hug the next day at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C. Sickmann, family and friends flew to St. Louis on an Ozark Air Lines DC-9 charter jet. (Karen Elshout/Post-Dispatch)
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