Rusty has done an excellent job with this. Go over and read the whole thing.
Here is an excerpt.
The Damned of the West (part 1): Interview With Susan Hallums
American Roy Hallums was abducted from his temporary Baghdad home on November 1st, 2004. He was in Iraq as a civilian contractor working on rebuilding efforts. His mission had everything to do with helping the Iraqi people rebuild their country after decades of war, mismanagement, and terror under the Saddam Hussein regime.
Roy was taken hostage along with six other foreign nationals, including a Fillipino named Robert Tarongoy. The U.S. did not publish the fact that an American citizen had been taken hostage because of a policy of treating civilian abductions as purely private matters. The Jawa Report was the first publication to identify Roy Hallums as the hostage.
Since that time we have been in contact with members of the Hallums family who started leaving comments at our site. One of Roy’s daughters, Carrie Hallums Cooper, and his ex-wife, Susan Hallums, have been leading the charge to keep Roy’s plight in the media.
Rusty Shackleford: Can you tell our readers a little something about the kind of man Roy is?
Susan Hallums: Roy is the kind of person that is always well liked by most everyone that is fortunate enough to meet him. He is a very kind and caring man. He has always been a great father and grandfather to our daughters and granddaughter.