Halliburton docks the pay of employee hostage of Iraqis?-Fiction!

Halliburton Is Not Going To Pay Hostage Thomas Hamill For the Weeks He Was Held in IraqFiction!

Summary of eRumor:

The eRumor claims that the Halliburton company is docking the pay of truck driver Thomas Hamill, who was held hostage by Iraqi captors before his escape in May, 2004.

The Truth:

There has been no such press release from Halliburton.
To the contrary, in a statement issued by both Halliburton and Thomas Hamill on May 12, 2004, the company says it is honored to welcome Hamill back and thrilled to host him and his family at the company headquarters in in Houston.
Hammil met privately with Halliburton president Dave Lesar and threw out the first ceremonial pitch at the Houston Astros game with the Florida Marlins.
In the statement, Hammil says, “‘There’s no way I can thank Halliburton enough for everything they’ve done for me and my family and to keep supporting the troops. Halliburton’s support has been above and beyond anything I ever thought possible by a company this big and I thank them wholeheartedly. The company has embraced me and my family and we’re proud to be part of such a wonderful group of people.”

Last updated 6/4/04