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Silent Warrior Foundation Presents: Memories of the Tragedy at Desert One

The Silent Warrior Foundation recently held their Whiskey & War Stories event honoring Operation Eagle Claw, the 1980 raid into Iran to rescue American Hostages. Part of the project is to capture history and they’ve done a great job with these short interview videos.

In this initial video Delta Operator Nick Nickel (CSM, Ret.) discusses his observations of the collision at Desert One.

One Response to “Silent Warrior Foundation Presents: Memories of the Tragedy at Desert One”

  1. Richard Schagen says:

    One thing I would love an answer to is why aerial refuelling wasn’t looked into. From what I understand the US had first done it with helicopters in 1970, and around that time (or shortly after) the Marines had the same model with aerial refuelling, I’m guessing they could have done away with desert one.
    With everything I’ve read it’s never come up as an option.

    Regards
    Richard