updated Thu. November 24, 2022
October 11, 2016
American pilot Thomas Jannis was shot in the head, and the Colombian intelligence officer who was accompanying them, Luis Alcides Cruz, was shot at close range in the abdomen. The three surviving Americans — Gonsalves, Keith Stansell and Thomas Howes — were marched into a jungle nightmareÃâÃÂ ...
March 10, 2016
Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Tom Howes were held by the Farc in jungle camps for nearly five and a half years, while a fourth, Thomas Janis, was shot by Farc rebels in 2003 after their plane went down in the jungles of southern Colombia as they were flying a surveillance mission.
January 20, 2016
U.S. citizens Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes, and Keith Stansell were taken hostage by the FARC and freed by the Colombian army. ... The Colombian government refused Wednesday to extradite a FARC rebel who stands accused of kidnapping three U.S. contractors, in a sign of changing relationsÃâÃÂ ...
November 10, 2015
Diego Alfonso Navarrete Beltran, 43, admitted in August that he was a member of the Colombian terrorist group known as FARC and pleaded guilty to ... The three Americans -- Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell, and Marc Gonsalves — were working as contractors for the Defense Department on aÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
February 26, 2009
“I don't want to attack her, but the truth is very savage,” said Keith Stansell, 44, an ex-Marine and one of the authors of the book, “Out of Captivity,” which was released Thursday. “We were infected enough with her behavior in the jungle,” he said in a telephone interview from New York. “Now I just want to getÃâÃÂ ...
July 4, 2008
WADE GOODWYN: The planning for the rescue began after the three Americans - Mark Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell - were spotted in February bathing in a jungle river while being watched by guards. According to General Freddie Padilla, head of Colombia's armed services, theÃâÃÂ ...
July 3, 2008
Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell arrived there late Wednesday on an Air Force C-17 to undergo a battery of medical tests and debriefings. All three are U.S. government contractors who were captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in February 2003 whenÃâÃÂ ...
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