Two Americans jailed four months for their alleged role in a coup attempt were freed Wednesday after President Samuel Doe ordered the charges dropped.

Former U.S. Army Sgt. James Henry Bush, 40, a Vietnam War veteran from Baltimore, Md., and William Elmer Curtis, 45, of Jersey City, N. J., said they planned to return to the United States on Thursday.Mike Jackson, a Liberian living in exile in Ivory Coast and charged in the same case, also was ordered freed. Doe said in a statement Tuesday he ordered charges against the three dropped as a "manifestation of good will to the U.S. President-elect George Bush."