Starting with 52 Americans who had been held by the Iranian revolutionaries in Tehran throughout 1980, a total of 115 ex-hostages have passed through Freedom Hall over the last 10 years.
Tracy is staying in one of two suites furnished in a homey, non-hospital style in anticipation of just such a guest. A color television set and copies of Reader's Digest condensed books provide entertainment.
"It's a break along the way, a good chance to catch their breath and start the transition to normalcy," said Capt. Cliff Atkinson, base spokesman.
If they do not wish to do so, released hostages are not required to undergo medical tests or debriefings on their way home, and they are free to leave the hospital at any time.