This Day in Black History: Dec. 4, 1983

U.S. Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman captured in Syria.


Posted: 12/04/2011 08:01 AM EST
Robert O. Goodman

U.S. Navy Lt. Robert Goodman was taken prisoner by the Syrian government after his plane was shot down over Damascus, Syria. The Rev. Jesse Jackson negotiated Goodman's release, and one month later, on January 4, 1984, Goodman returned home to the United States.


(Photo:  The Washington Times /Landov)