Retired Navy Lieutenant. Commander Robert Goodman

Jesse Jackson Sr. reunites with an Air Force Pilot 30 years after he negotiated his release from a prison in Syria. (Credit: CBS)

30 Years Later, Jackson Reunites With Released Air Force Pilot

On January 4, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought then Navy Lt. Robert Goodman home. Jackson had negotiated Goodman’s release after he was held captive in Syria.