Date: May 12, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Every Wednesday at 9am ET on Zoom; simulcasted to Facebook and YouTube. Just like our usual veterans storytelling breakfasts, but made virtual! BYOB(reakfast)! Air Force veteran Jake Barsottini will share memories of April 24, 1980, when a joint Special Operations force launched a hostage rescue attempt in Iran. The day ended with eight Americans dead, several destroyed aircraft, and an aborted mission. The failure helped to doom the Carter Administration and inspired a top-to-bottom rethinking of how Special Operations are planned and conducted. Ren Bergman will also join us to talk about his experiences as a Fleet Marine aboard command ships during the Vietnam War.