8th SOS hosts Operation Eagle Claw memorial ceremony
Veterans of Operation Eagle Claw stand as they are recognized during a 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)