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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran

25 April 1980

 
 
An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran Memorial
Inscription.
In honor of members of the
United States Armed Forces who
died during an attempt to rescue
American hostages held in Iran
25 April 1980

U.S. Marine Corps
John D. Harvey
Sgt., 30 May 1958

George N. Holmes, Jr.
Cpl., 20 July 1957

Dewey L. Johnson
SSgt., 26 May 1948

U.S. Air Force
Richard L. Bakke
Maj., 13 May 1946


Harold L. Lewis, Jr.
Maj., 26 February 1945

Joel C. Mayo
TSG., 26 October 1945

Lyn D. McIntosh
Maj., 11 October 1946

Charles T. McMillan
Capt., 4 October 1951

 
Erected 1980.
 
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 4.446′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Click for map. Marker is in Section 46 of the National Cemetery, off Memorial Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Space Shuttle Columbia (here, next to this marker); United States Space Shuttle Challenger (here, next to this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker);
Arlington National Cemetery, Section 46 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Arlington National Cemetery, Section 46
Challenger monument, left center. Iran rescue mission monument, center. Columbia monument, right center. Canadian Cross ("Cross of Sacrifice"), center rear.
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); Ignace Jan Paderewski (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Mast of the USS Maine (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Operation Eagle Claw. In the aftermath of this disastrous operation, many reforms within the military (both internally driven and Congressional mandated) were enacted. The direct result of those reforms were several successful joint operations from the late 1980s forward. (Submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Terrorism, Operation Eagle Claw
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable Events
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 969 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 20, 2016.
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