Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lenanese Man Arrested Over 1985 TWA Hijacking During Which A U.S. Navy Diver Was Murdered


As a U.S. Navy veteran, I recall being angry over the murder of Robert Stethem, a 23-year-old Navy diver, who was beaten and shot during the hijacking of a TWA airliner in 1985. 

I was later told by a naval intelligence officer that the terrorists murdered Robert Stethem because they believed that he was a Navy SEAL. But he was in fact a construction diver, and not a terrorist-fighting SEAL. 

So I was glad to read that a suspect in the hijacking was finally arrested after all this time. 

You can read Lee Brown’s piece on the arrest at the New York Post via the below link:

https://nypost.com/2019/09/22/lebanese-journalist-arrested-over-deadly-1985-twa-hijacking/  



Note: The photo above is of the late Robert Stethem.

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