American POW Turned Libyan Resistance Fighter Matthew VanDyke Tells His Story

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US national Matthew VanDyke holds his gun at the eastern front to the city Sirte on October 2, 2011.
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In August, The Takeaway first spoke with Matthew VanDyke and his mother Sharon. VanDyke, an American who described himself as a journalist, was captured by loyalists to Moammar Gadhafi in Brega, and held in solitary confinement for six months, before escaping on August 24. He finally escaped captivity in August, but has stayed on in Libya out of a sense of loyalty to the other men he was imprisoned with, joining the NTC fighters. Over the weekend, VanDyke returned home after eight months.

Matthew and Sharon VanDyke tell their story, and explain what Matthew was doing in Libya.