Yellow Ribbon Ceremony

By U.S. Army South Public AffairsJuly 9, 2008

Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves hold up an American flag while Keith Stansell smiles at the audience during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves hold up an American flag while Keith Stansell smiles at the audience during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Nicholas A. Lutton) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Keith Stansell points at the American flag during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Keith Stansell points at the American flag during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell hold up an American flag during their Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at Brooke Army Medical Center. They were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell hold up an American flag during their Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at Brooke Army Medical Center. They were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves hold up an American flag while Keith Stansell gives the thumbs up during their Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. They were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - From left to right, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves hold up an American flag while Keith Stansell gives the thumbs up during their Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. They were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Marc Gonsalves, during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center, describes the chains worn around the neck of Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) hostages. Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell were held captive by in Colombia by the FARC for more than five years.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Marc Gonsalves, during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center, describes the chains worn around the neck of Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) hostages. Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell were held captive by in Colombia by the FARC for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Surrounded by family, Marc Gonsalves holds up an American flag during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Surrounded by family, Marc Gonsalves holds up an American flag during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Thomas Howes, second from right, smiles at his son Santiago during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Thomas Howes, second from right, smiles at his son Santiago during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Thomas Howes, right, members of his family and a family assistance team member from U.S. Army South stand on stage during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Sam Houston, Texas (July 7, 2008) - Thomas Howes, right, members of his family and a family assistance team member from U.S. Army South stand on stage during the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Monday at the Brooke Army Medical Center. Howes, Marc Gonsalves and Keith Stansell were held captive in Colombia by the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than five years. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Eric Atkisson (Army National Guard)) VIEW ORIGINAL