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Old 24 April 2020, 15:33
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Operation Eagle Claw - 40 Years Ago

40 Years ago today, eight of our Brothers gave their lives in an attempt to save 52 hostages from the Iranian Embassy in Tehran. Due to a lack of operational rotary wing aircraft, Operation Eagle Claw was aborted by President Jimmy Carter on the advice of the ground commander. During their exfiltration, two aircraft collided, killing eight members of the team.

Rest Peacefully, Gents. You are not forgotten.
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Old 24 April 2020, 17:50
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Rest easy, gents.

The list of guys that went on that mission reads like a "who's who" in the community.
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Old 24 April 2020, 18:08
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Rest In Peace Brothers..... you will never be missed.....
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Old 24 April 2020, 18:23
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RIP warriors.
Many legends in that Operation.
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Old 24 April 2020, 19:16
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Rest in Peace.

I graduated High School in 1980 and remember this well. It fundamentaly influenced my future career path.
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Old 24 April 2020, 19:25
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Real shame...God Bless them all.
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Old 24 April 2020, 20:44
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Rest Easy, Warriors. You are not forgotten.
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May their sacrifices never be forgotten!

Rest In Peace, Warriors.
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Old 24 April 2020, 20:56
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He said, don't confuse enthusiasm with capabilities.
RIP Gents.
You led the way to where we are, today.
http://www.sitnews.us/0405news/04270...esert_one.html
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Old 24 April 2020, 21:49
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You led the way to where we are, today.
http://www.sitnews.us/0405news/04270...esert_one.html
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Old 24 April 2020, 22:08
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Old 26 April 2020, 10:09
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Rest easy, gents.

The list of guys that went on that mission reads like a "who's who" in the community.
100%. Impressive careers to say the least.
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Old 26 April 2020, 11:02
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Documentary

I got this from an Eagle Claw participant.

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To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and OPERATION EAGLE CLAW -- HISTORY CHANNEL, Cabin Creek Films, and Greenwich Entertainment have partnered with SOWF to offer a sneak preview of DESERT ONE. Coming to theaters soon. Please note that the documentary contains graphic footage.



Below is a secure link and password to access and view the documentary. Due to copyright and security considerations, this link will expire on Tuesday April 28 at 10AM ET. If you cannot view the documentary in that time frame, or if you have any difficulties accessing the film, please email Development
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Old 26 April 2020, 11:18
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The new 18E SF Commo SGT courses' bldg is memorialized for one of the participants. Mike Kalua. He was a commo guy on the mission, a survivor as well. He was also a good friend.

It's now the Kalua Communications Training Facility
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Old 25 April 2021, 15:06
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Bump. Yesterday was the 41st Anniversary of Eagle Claw, RIP Gentlemen. I was searching for something else earlier and came across this YT video posted by SOCOM last year. 'They had the guts to try'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bL_EmnUE_rc&t=847s
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Old 25 April 2021, 15:43
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Good reminder...Who shall I send....send me.....
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Old 25 April 2021, 18:45
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RIP

For some reason, a photograph of TSgt Mayo, a crewmember aboard the C-130 who perished, sticks out. It was him off duty, leaning over a grill at a cookout in happier times.

That photo I saw in one of the newspaper reports just stuck with me.
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RIP Gentlemen, I was a MSG in the Beirut Embassy at that time and we went into lockdown for quite awhile expecting retaliation from Iran via their factions in Beirut. Then Reagan got elected
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Old 30 May 2021, 16:17
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RIP Gentlemen, I was a MSG in the Beirut Embassy at that time and we went into lockdown for quite awhile expecting retaliation from Iran via their factions in Beirut. Then Reagan got elected
Uncle Ronnie's election probably curtailed more than we may know...

It was a good feeling. I was tired of Carter...I think we all were...especially being in the military
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Old 30 May 2021, 23:43
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Uncle Ronnie's election probably curtailed more than we may know...

It was a good feeling. I was tired of Carter...I think we all were...especially being in the military
I enlisted while Ronnie was still president but I was tired of Clinton....
I remember being at the 1992 AUSA convention in DC. General Steiner was on a tour promoting USASOC/JSOC. They put on an elaborate theater presentation featuring a number of participants of Eagle Claw....on a blacked out stage, in the uniform they were wearing on that day, and the spotlight on them. They told a portion of their story from that operation. Quite chilling at moments. When the lights came on their was a loud pop from the ceiling and hundreds of psyop pamphlets came raining down from the roof. They were from the 1st Gulf War advising the Iraqis to surrender. It was quite the theatrical event and was intended to get people to join Special Operations. At that time I already had my packet in for selection.
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