CODE RED

Code Red Podcast: Iran Hostage Crisis as Told by Survivor Rocky Sickmann

September 16, 2020

In 1979, radical hardliners in support of Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini stormed the US embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage as political prisoners. The event kicked off an international standoff that lasted 444 days as the United States negotiated the release of the 52 American hostages. Listen to the story of the Iran hostage crisis as told by Sgt. Rocky Sickmann, one of the 52 Americans held captive during the ordeal.

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