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Storrs in Tolland County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Eight Patriots

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 6, 2019
1. The Eight Patriots Marker
Inscription.  
The Eight Patriots
April 25, 1980

Greater love... Greater love hath no man... They came, these eight, from America the beautiful, of their own will, and with no fanfare... They went to a hostile place to rescue their countrymen, knowing that love is as strong as death. In a strange land on alien desert sands, on a dark April night when leaves in America were turning green, and earth was awakening the blossoms and birds, these eight gave all that a man can give. Greater love, greater love hath no man Bakke, Harvey, Holmes, Johnson, Lewis, Mayo, McIntosh, and McMillan Greater love.. Under the far stars they gave their young lives. They did not see the promise of another spring time... When the hostages returned home, the valiant eight could not hear the drums, and the cheers, they could not see the flags and parades, and the joy. Their bravery lives in the heart of America greater love... Greater love hath no man.
Evelyn Van Tine

Capt. Richard L. Bakke Capt. Harold L. Lewis Sgt. John D. Harvey T/Sgt. Joel C. Mayo Capt. Lynn D. McIntosh Cpl. George M. Holmes, Jr. Sgt. Dewey L.
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By Michael Herrick, November 6, 2019
2. The Eight Patriots Marker
Johnson Capt. Charles S. McMillan

Dedicated By
Ron &Vickie Miller
And The People of The United States Of America

 
Location. 41° 48.076′ N, 72° 14.548′ W. Marker is in Storrs, Connecticut, in Tolland County. Memorial is at the intersection of S Eagleville Road (Connecticut Route 275) and Storrs Road (Connecticut Route 195), on the left when traveling east on S Eagleville Road. Located at Mansfield Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 S Eagleville Road, Storrs Mansfield CT 06268, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. VFW Post 9800 Veterans Monument (here, next to this marker); Capt. Harold L. Lewis Jr. U.S.A.F. (within shouting distance of this marker); 604 Gilbert (approx. 0.4 miles away); 603 Gilbert (approx. half a mile away); Benjamin Franklin Koons (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Horsebarn Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Mansfield World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mansfield World War I Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Storrs.
 
Also see . . .  Operation Eagle Claw (Wikipedia). (Submitted on November 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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