MADISON-Russell W. Gratiot, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. A full obituary will appear in Sunday's paper. Gunderson East Funeral & Cremation Care 5203 Monona Dr. (608) 221-5420
American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some are not.