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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Oamaru SAS hero who led daring hostage rescue dies | Otago Daily Times

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In 1980 Tom MacDonald led a team of snipers to rescue hostages trapped in the Iranian Embassy. He served in the parachute regiment and SAS for over 30 years before retiring and moving to Oamaru where he passed away at the age of 71. MacDonald recalls the assault on the embassy in Iran when 26 people were taken hostage, and his team had to clear several floors containing terrorists. Afterwards he was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal and would regularly make trips to visit the graves of 23 of his fallen comrades.

Source: https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/oamaru-sas-hero-who-led-daring-hostage-rescue-dies

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