Manouchehr Khosrodad

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Manouchehr Khosrodad
General Manouchehr Khosrodad
Died16 February 1979
Rafah School, Tehran
Allegiance Iran
Service/branch IIHavaNiruz.svg Imperial Iranian Army Aviation
Rank IIArmy-Sarlashgar.png Major General
Unit Ecole speciale militaire de Saint-Cyr.jpg École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr [1]
Battles/wars Dhofar Rebellion

Manouchehr Khosrodad (1927 – 16 February 1979) was an Iranian military major general. [2] He was a loyal supporter of the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the final monarch of Iran who ruled from 1941 to 1979. He was executed following the 1979 revolution in Iran. Khosrodad a helicopter pilot, Head of the Equestrian Federation of Iran and a champion in horseback and also enjoyed skiing. Khosrodad was the founder and the first commander of 23rd Airborne Special Forces Brigade. [3] He had studied at American Defense Academy and the French military school, Saint Cyr, and Switzerland. He mastered English and French. [4] During the Iranian Revolution of 1979, before the fall of the government, he believed that art should not be involved in politics.

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