Michael Hoyt’s Day Planner
Congo c. 1964
Foreign Service Officer Michael Hoyt received the prestigious Secretary’s Award after enduring 111 days in captivity in the Congo in 1964. He was serving as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate Stanleyville when he and his staff were taken hostage by the rebel Simbas. They were narrowly rescued in a joint U.S.-Belgian operation on November 24, 1964. The pages of this day planner show where Hoyt marked each day of his long captivity.
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