Jon Hammar says he read nearly the whole Bible — all of the Old Testament and most of the New Testament — during more than four months in a Mexican prison on a dubious weapons charge before he was freed late last month.
Hammar, a 27-year-old Marine combat veteran from Florida, withstood threats, attempts at extortion and, toward the end of the ordeal, his own deteriorating health. But in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, he underscored that his story was one of survival.
“I think I did all right, because I’m alive right now,” he said.
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