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