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In Memory of
Malcolm Kalp

Chapter 54 member Malcolm Kalp died at age 63 in 2002 as a result of a tragic traffic accident in Massachusetts. Master Sergeant (Ret) Kalp was a retired Special Forces NCO and retired Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer. He served with Special Forces in Vietnam and also served with the 11th Special Forces Group (Army Reserves) based in Boston, Massachusetts. Malcolm was born on October 29, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He died on April 7, 2002 and is buried in the Congregation Chai Odom Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Held Hostage in Iran. Kalp was held hostage by Iranian militants that took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran during 1979 - 1981. He had arrived for his posting to the embassy just four days before it was seized by militant students on November 4, 1979. He spent 12 of the 14 1/2 months in solitary confinement and was frequently beaten. Documents found in the embassy by the militants identified Kalp as one of three agents of the Central Intelligence Agency assigned to the embassy.

Malcolm Kalp Award. The "Malcolm Kalp Award" is presented to a member of Chapter 54 who has provided outstanding service to the chapter. Chapter 54 member George Durfee was awarded the 2017 "Malcom Kalp Award" for his many years of service as a chapter officer.

Malcolm Kalp - Green Beret and CIA Agent

News Articles Mentioning Malcom Kalp

"Malcolm Kalp, 63: One of U.S. Hostages in Iran", Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2002.

"Home at last: Hostages told a tale of abuse -- and survival", The Christian Science Monitor, 1981.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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