Austin Tice — The marine held hostage for eight years

Former U.S. marine Austin Tice was taken hostage in Syria in 2012

Former Marine Captain Austin Tice disappeared in August 2012 while working as a freelance journalist in the Syrian war zone. To put that in some perspective, he disappeared around the time that President Obama was preparing for the Democratic National Convention that would propel him towards a historic second term, and hasn’t been seen since.