Victor Lovelady was excited about the job posting.
The money was good, and he got 28 days off for every 28 days he put in. Yes, it was in a remote natural gas facility in Algeria, but the Nederland, Texas, man assured his family it was safe.
"He said, 'Nothing's happened there in so long and my friends have been doing it for so long,'" his daughter recounted in an interview with CNN affiliate KFDM on Monday. "He really, truly felt safe there. He did."
But just 10 days after he returned to the sprawling complex in In Amenas from a visit home, Lovelady was taken hostage.FULL STORY