Eagle Claw veteran retires after 42 years of service
John Townsend, deputy division chief of special operations forces mobility with Air Force Special Operations Command, retired at the King Auditorium on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 22, 2016. Townsend spent 42 years as both a civilian and an officer in AFSOC. He was one of the navigators that participated in Operation Eagle Claw in 1980. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kai White)

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