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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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 4.446′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is in Section 46 of the National Cemetery, off Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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.
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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); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (within shouting distance of this marker); 385th Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Maine Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,131 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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