(Photo: Lawrence Jackson/White House/Handout via Reuters
Alan Gross (centre, in vest) walks across the airport tarmac accompanied by (L-R) Rep. Chris Van Hollen (2nd L), Senator Carl Levin, Senator Barbara Mikulsky, Senator Ben Cardin and Senator Dick Durbin (2nd R) on his arrival at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. in this December 17, 2014 White House handout photo. The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. Gross spent 5 years as a prisoner in Cuba.
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