|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.
In Memory Of Maj Richard L Bakke USAF
He gave his life for his country in the Iranian rescue mission April 25, 1980
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Los Angeles County
Plot: California Gardens
Created by: Judy H
Record added: Nov 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44589621