8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
A member of the Hurlburt Field Honor Guard pays respects during the Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 23, 2017. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted rescue mission on April 24, 1980, into Iran to liberate more than 50 American hostages captured after a group of radicals took over the American embassy in Tehran, Nov. 4, 1979. The mission resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. service members at a remote site deep in Iranian territory known as Desert One. The five Airmen who were killed were assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo)

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