American Veteran: Keep It Close

In Iran They Left Hostages Behind; One Veteran Kept The Maps

11/16/2021 | 6m 14s  | Video has closed captioning.

Wade Ishimoto served in the Army and was the intelligence officer for Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue attempt of 52 hostages at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1980. Wade continued to work in intelligence, determined to teach soldiers to learn from their mistakes. He kept the evacuation maps from the failed mission as a reminder of resilience and the importance of building from failure.

Aired: 11/16/21

Rating: NR


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