He and his wife, Kristi, live in Elbert, a small town on the eastern Colorado plains.
Kristi Wysocki told ABC News that, at times, the terrorists were only a few feet from where her husband was hiding. She said she felt that her husband "made it to hell and back."
A family spokeswoman said she wouldn't be doing any other interviews. In the statement, Steven Wysocki asked for privacy as he recovers from the ordeal.
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