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Sacrifices made during Operation Eagle Claw remembered 35 years later

Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, stands before the presentation of the colors during a ceremony commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw at the airpark on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2015. Operation Eagle Claw was an attempted rescue mission April 24, 1980, into Iran to recover 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 American service members at a remote site deep in Iranian territory known as Desert One. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Katherine Holt
VIRIN: 150424-F-UV244-028.JPG
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