His father played a crucial role in the Iranian hostage Crisis and now the city of Windsor has recognized the efforts of John Sheardown.
The City of Windsor is recognizing John Sheardown for his efforts in hiding Americans during the Iranian hostage crisis back in 1979.Sheardown helped six Americans hide in until they could be secreted out of the country. And although his name is seldom if ever mentioned in connection to the Iranian Hostage Crisis, those involved consider John Sheardown to be the real hero of that event and that includes Ken Taylor the Canadian ambassador to Iran and the one most people credit for getting the Americans out of Iran.
Now, Windsor has declared November 10 to be John Sheardown day to honour his efforts.
John Sheardown's son Robin and city councillor Percy Hatfield join me in the studio.
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