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444 DAYS-IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISES ENDS-35 YEARS AGO!


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35 years ago today, after 444 days of captivity, Captain Don Sharer (Bedford, Indiana), along with other Americans taken hostage at the US Embassy in Iran, were freed.

For more details on Captain Sharer's time during the Iranian hostage crisis, please go to


http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war#!navy/ch4g

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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I purchased this T-shirt in 1980 and still have it. Now a collector's item I guess.

 

Some things never change.

 

 

Wharf

 

Great looking shirt! You're right, still applicable today.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Interesting read and yes funny t-shirt. Would he have been awarded the POW medal?

 

I also guess the Sargent who IDed the US personnel would not have been flavour of the month.

 

'A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon'

 

Always looking for Vietnam War US Special Forces/MACV-SOG jungle shirts/uniforms and OG107 Shirts/uniforms.

 

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Interesting read and yes funny t-shirt. Would he have been awarded the POW medal?

 

I also guess the Sargent who IDed the US personnel would not have been flavour of the month.

Originally the hostages were not entitled to the POW medal, but the requirements were modified in 1989. Medal recipients were to include those held "by foreign armed forces that are hostile to the United States, under circumstances which the Secretary concerned finds to have been comparable to those under which persons have generally been held captive by enemy armed forces during periods of armed conflict." This comes from an article in the Air Force Times http://archive.airforcetimes.com/article/20111203/NEWS/112030301/Receipt-POW-Medals-delayed-32-years

 

 

I believe that the NCO became persona non grata. Not sure what has happened to him since.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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When I lived in northern New Jersey and knew I was entering the Army I went over to the Hostages

ticker tape parade in NYC 30 JAN 81. I knew I most likely would not live in that part of the US again

and I most likely would not have this opportunity again. Now 34 yrs later I was right. Don't regret

heading over for the parade and it was colllddd standing on the street in NYC.

 

AZ Abn

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