LANDSTUHL, Germany – Former American hostage Thomas Hamill reunited with his wife Wednesday at a U.S. military hospital in Germany where he is recovering from three weeks in Iraqi captivity, a hospital spokeswoman said.
"It was a very emotional reunion," said Marie Shaw, spokeswoman for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (search). "She brought him his favorite cowboy boots, red shirt and jeans.
"She's going to cook him a steak dinner tonight and make him a chocolate cake," she said.
Hamill, a 43-year-old truck driver for a Halliburton (search) subsidiary who escaped his captors Sunday, was being treated at the facility in western Germany for a wounded arm before he can return to the United States.
In a statement, he said his treatment is "going very well."
"My recovery is definitely improving now that my wife, Kellie, is here with me," he said. "My only plan now is to go home as soon as possible and spend some quality, private time with my family."
Shaw said she expected that Hamill would be able to head back home to Macon, Mississippi, by Friday.
Kellie Hamill arrived in the morning at the Ramstein Air Base (search) in a Halliburton jet, which the two are expected to use to return home as well.
Shaw said the two said want to stay out of the media spotlight during their time in Germany.
"They want to have a private time," Shaw said.