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Harold Lewis
Major, United States Air Force
He was killed on April 25, 1980 in an ill-fated attempt to rescue U.S. hostages being held in Iran when two American aircraft collided on the ground in the Iranian desert. He is buried in a common grave with two other members of the crew, Major Richard Bakke and Sergeant Joel Mayo, because their bodies were individually unidentifiable. They rest in Section 46 of Arlington National Cemetery, directly across from the Memorial Amphitheater.

Harold L. Lewis Gravesite
Gravesite photo courtesy of Ron Williams
Updated: 1 November 2001  Updated: 29 September 2004