Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Don Sharer

image number:

P0055353

description:

Spent 444 days in captivity during the famous Iran Hostage Crisis of November 4, 1979 thru January 20, 1981.

Sharer was invited by Coach Bobby Knight to attend the IU vs. Northwestern basketball game. According to page 36 of the April/May 1981 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine, in part: "Sharer toured the campus, held a news conference, and dined with President and Mrs. Ryan at the Bryan House. Later that same evening he received an ovation from 15,229 basketball fans in Assembly Hall. Sharer stated the memories of his days at IU and such campus highlights as Hurryin' Hoosier basketball helped him while away the maddening hours of captivity."

date taken:

1981 February 12

copyright owner:

Indiana University

personal name:

Sharer, Donald Allen

building name:

Assembly Hall (1971)

corporate name:

Class of 1963

event name:

Iran Hostage Crisis

topic:

Soldiers

topic:

Hostages

topic:

Air pilots

topic:

Naval aviation

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Individuals

subseries:

Sharer, Donald Allen