Slain American Remembered--Prayers For Other Hostages

Slain American remembered -- prayers for other hostages

The American construction worker killed in Iraq is being remembered as "a good guy" who loved to travel. A prayer vigil was held last night in Eugene Armstrong's hometown of Hillsdale, Michigan -- it had been organized before the news of his death. The crowd was addressed by two ministers in front of the courthouse, where yellow ribbons adorned the bannister and surrounding trees. Homemade banners carried consoling messages. A video posted on a Web site shows the decapitation of a man identified as Armstrong, kidnapped last week with American Jack Hensley and Briton Kenneth Bigley. Through their grief and anger, Armstrong's relatives extended their prayers to the remaining captives.

Hensley's wife, Patty, is appealing to her husband's captors to "please open communications with us again."