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Maj Richard L Bakke
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Birth: May 13, 1946
Death: Apr. 25, 1980, Iran

On April 25, 1980 an attempt was made to rescue American's being held hostage in Iran. The mission had to be called off, but 8 men lost their lives that day.

All 8 servicemen whose lives were lost in the aborted rescue attempt are honored with a memorial located at Arlington National Cemetery

Maj Bakke is also buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He is buried in a common grave with two others. They share an Air Force monument headstone. 
 
Inscription:
In Memory Of Maj Richard L Bakke USAF
1946 -1980
He gave his life for his country in the Iranian rescue mission April 25, 1980
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach) *
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: California Gardens
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Judy H
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44589621
Maj Richard L Bakke
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Maj Richard L Bakke
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Your sacrifice is not forgotten. Thank you sir. May you RIP.
- Grateful American
 Added: Dec. 1, 2016

- Eddie
 Added: Jun. 12, 2016

- BarbaraLL
 Added: Apr. 27, 2016
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