Manouchehr Khosrodad

Manouchehr Khosrodad
General Manouchehr Khosrodad
Born 1927
Died 16 February 1979
Rafah School, Tehran
Allegiance Iran
Service/branch IIHavaNiruz.svg Imperial Iranian Army Aviation
Rank IIArmy-Sarlashgar.png Major General
Unit École spéciale 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.