Michael Hoyt’s Diplomatic Passport
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. Through a stamp showing his arrival in New York City, this diplomatic passport issued to Hoyt marks his return to the United States and freedom.
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Michael Hoyt's Diplomatic Passport. 1957. National Museum of American Diplomacy, https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/michael-hoyts-diplomatic-passport
Michael Hoyt's Diplomatic Passport, 1957, National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, DC, https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/michael-hoyts-diplomatic-passport
(1957). Michael Hoyt's Diplomatic Passport [Object]. National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., United States. https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/michael-hoyts-diplomatic-passport