Category Archives: CIA Memorial Wall

Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006) [2020]

“Rachel was a warm and compassionate young woman, and an officer of unbounded potential. We miss her still and will remember her always. She is our 87th star.” CIA Director General Michael V. Hayden — May 21 2007 “From the … Continue reading

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CIA Honors its Fallen in Annual Memorial Ceremony (May 21 2019) — [UPDATE : 135 STARS?]

“We honor the men and women of this Agency who perished in the line of duty. The cause to which they devoted their lives—the freedom and safety of Americans—endures.” CIA Director Gina Haspel (May 21 2019) “CIA’s Memorial Ceremony began … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering CIA Ranya Abdelsayed (April 28 1979 – August 28 2013) [2020]

“Each of the 111 stars carved into the marble wall behind me is an expression of love, respect, and eternal devotion.  Together, they silently testify to nearly seven decades of valor and dedication, virtue and sacrifice, all on behalf of … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Molly C. H. Hardy (Dec. 15 1946 – Aug. 7 1998) [2020]

“For a small cadre of CIA veterans, the death of Osama bin Laden was more than just a national moment of relief and closure. It was also a measure of payback, a settling of a score for a pair of … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Monique N. Lewis (October 29, 1946 – April 18, 1983) [2020]

“We gather here today in recognition of Women’s History Month.  At this time, it seems only fitting that we remember our own.We honor today four of our women who made that supreme sacrifice: Barbara A. Robbins, Phyllis Nancy Faraci, Monique N. … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Barbara A. Robbins (July 26, 1943 – March 30, 1965) [2020 : The Mysterious 1965 Star]

“I imagine you’re still wondering about Doug (Johnson). I still haven’t given him an answer and I may not between now and at the time he leaves. . . . The trouble is I’m not at all sure how I feel about … Continue reading

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25 Years Ago — Remembering CIA Jacqueline K. Van Landingham (1962 – March 8 1995) [Why was Gary Durrell not honored with a Star?]

“African Americans have long made critical contributions to our Agency’s mission, taking the risks and bearing the sacrifices that intelligence work often demands. We at CIA join our fellow citizens in remembering the immeasurable sacrifice, strength, and courage of African … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Star 121 : Mark S. Rausenberger (November 7, 1967 – May 23, 2016)

“There are now 125 stars on our Memorial Wall, each representing a life that is dear to us, and will be for all time. We remain forever devoted to them, as they were to us. And we will strive to … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Stars 118, 119 & 120 : David W. Bevan, Darrell A. Eubanks, and John S. Lewis

“There are now 125 stars on our Memorial Wall, each representing a life that is dear to us, and will be for all time. We remain forever devoted to them, as they were to us. And we will strive to … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Molly Hale Goes Digital (February 4 2019) [UPDATE : 11th Female Star Identity Revealed]

“To this day, Barbara [Robbins] is the youngest officer memorialized on our Wall. She was the first American woman to die in Vietnam and the first woman in our Agency’s history to make the ultimate sacrifice.  Nine women since then … Continue reading

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