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The Hostage Rescue Attempt In Iran, April 24-25, 1980

25TH ANNIVERSARY: PHOTOS PAGE

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These photos were taken April 25, 2005, at the ceremony at the gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. These pictures are mine.

McClellan Gate, Arlington National Cemetery
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April 25, 2005.

The ceremony site
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People starting to arrive

Ceremony Site
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Chairs and reviewing stand

The ceremony was emceed by a Navy Chaplain
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Captain Bill Perry, CHC, USN (Ret)

Presenting the Colors and Pledge of Alleigence
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Jean, John Harvey; Fran Featherson; Daryl McIntosh

A Message from the President of The United States
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Read by Carmella LaSpada, White House Commision on Rememberance

Remarks by Ambassador Bruce Laingen
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Former Hostage in Iran

Lt General Norton Schwartz, USAF
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Director of the Joint Staff

Lieutenant General Richard Kelly, USMC
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Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics

Hon Thomas O'Connel, Asst Sec of Defense for
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Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict

Hon Jeff Miller
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US House of Representatives

Approximately 25% of the former Hostages attended
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Several have passed away, and others sent their regards

These are the families of the fallen heroes
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May the Lord give them grace to deal with the loss

Lt General William Boykin. Principal Deputy
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Undersecretary for Intelligence and Warfighter Support

Wade Ishimoto, US Army with The Flag of the U.S.
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Carried by Delta Force Members into Desert One

The Memorial Wreath, laid by family members
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The eight service members killed at a desert rendezvous site during the failed mission to rescue 53 hostages from the U.S. embassy in Iran on April 25, 1980:

AIR FORCE

*Maj. Richard L. Bakke, navigator, Long Beach, Calif.

*Maj. Harold L. Lewis Jr., pilot, Mansfield, Conn.

*Tech. Sgt. Joel C. Mayo, flight engineer, Harrisville, Mich.

*Capt. Lyn D. McIntosh, co-pilot, Valdosta, Ga.

*Charles T. McMillan, navigator, Corryton, Tenn.

MARINE CORPS

*Sgt. John D. Harvey, Richmond, Va.

*Cpl. George N. Holmes Jr., Pine Bluff, Ark.

*Staff Sgt. Dewey L. Johnson, Dublin, Ga.