April 10, 2003
Posted at: 4:43 p.m. CST
TIKRIT, IRAQ -- Seven American P.O.W's have been found and recovered from enemy hands. The seven prisoners of war were found near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, where fierce fighting with Iraqi forces is continuing.
A group of Iraqi soldiers approached the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Company accompanied by the P.O.W.'s. The Iraqis had reportedly been abandoned by their commanding officers and turned over the Americans because they thought it was the right thing to do.