TWA Flight 847

On day two of the hijacking of TWA Flight 847, gunmen forced the jetliner to fly from Algeria to Lebanon, where the hijackers killed one of the passengers, US Navy diver Robert D. Stethem. A USS Missouri Memorial Service was held at his grave site in Arlington National Cemetery during the 1985 Annapolis reunion. Later, a US guided missile destroyer was name after him

7/2/1985 President Ronald Reagan greeted the freed TWA hostages on their arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, vowing that the killers of Navy diver Robert Stethem would be brought to justice.