James B. Vaught

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: commander of the Carter administration's disastrous April 1980 mission aimed at freeing more than 50 American hostages held in Iran.

 

 

Cause of Death: Apparent accidental drowning

 

Born: November 3, 1926

 

Died: September 20, 2013

 

Location: Conway, South Carolina