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    Operation Eagle Claw 40th Anniversary [Image 1 of 5]

    Operation Eagle Claw 40th Anniversary

    HURLBURT FIELD, FL, UNITED STATES

    04.24.2020

    Photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey Ziegler 

    1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Brehm, right, commander of the 8th Special Operations Squadron, gives his remarks to the official party during the Operation Eagle Claw 40th Anniversary Wreath Presentation at Hurlburt Field, Florida, April 24, 2020. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted rescue mission to free 53 diplomats held captive at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, April 24, 1980. On, April 25, 1980, the joint mission attempt ended when five Air Commandos and three Marines lost their lives in an aircraft accident. The lessons learned led to the creation of U.S. Special Operations Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey M. Ziegler)

    The wreath honors U.S. Air Force Maj. Richard L. Bakke, Maj. Harold L. Lewis Jr., Tech. Sgt. Joel C. Mayo, Maj. Lyn D. McIntosh and Capt. Charles T. McMillan II, all from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, as well as Marine Sgt. John D. Harvey, Cpl. George N. Holmes Jr. and Staff Sgt. Dewey L. Johnson.

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    Date Taken: 04.24.2020
    Date Posted: 04.24.2020 18:20
    Photo ID: 6187225
    VIRIN: 200424-F-FJ003-1013
    Resolution: 7454x4660
    Size: 21.05 MB
    Location: HURLBURT FIELD, FL, US 
    Hometown: GENEVA, NY, US
    Hometown: HOT SPRINGS, AR, US

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