Category Archives: CIA Memorial Wall

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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Ten Years Ago — Remembering CIA Elizabeth Hanson ( February 14 1979 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago — Remembering CIA Jennifer Matthews ( December 6 1964 – December 30 2009 )

“Those who fell yesterday were far from home and close to the enemy, doing the hard work that must be done to protect our country from terrorism. We owe them our deepest gratitude, and we pledge to them and their … Continue reading

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The CIA Book of Honor — Star 117 : Charles Mayer (1968)

“IN HONOR OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY” Memorial at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia “For anyone who wants to understand the essence of the CIA, one … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Leslianne Shedd (September 15 1968 – November 23 1996) [2019]

“Leslianne received a star on the CIA Memorial Wall in 1996 and was posthumously awarded the Agency’s Exceptional Service medallion. Her name was unveiled in the Book of Honor in 2012.” CIA Website — Remembering CIA’s Heroes “Leslianne Shedd—a young, … Continue reading

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Remembering CIA Rachel A. Dean (April 10 1981 – September 30 2006) [2019]

“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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