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Fri Oct 23, 2015, 11:13 PM

Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing Fast Facts

Last edited Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:40 PM - Edit history (1)

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(CNN) -- Here is a look at what you need to know about the 1983 bombing at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon that killed 241 U.S. service personnel.

Facts:
October 23, 1983 - 241 U.S. service personnel -- including 220 Marines and 21 other service personnel -- are killed by a truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Three hundred service members had been living at the four-story building at the airport in Beirut. There were 1,800 Marines stationed in Beirut at the time.

A multi-national force with units from France, Italy and the United Kingdom was also on peacekeeping duty in Lebanon at the same time. At the same time the Marine barracks was hit, a suicide bomber drove a pickup truck full of explosives and crashed into a building housing French paratroopers. Approximately 58 French soldiers were killed in the attack.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_Beirut_barracks_bombings

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 08:40 PM

1. Bump

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 10:36 AM

2. I've never forgotten my fellow Marines,

Semper Fi and RIP Devil Dogs.

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2020, 10:44 AM

3. Fine Americans

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Response to DashOneBravo (Original post)

Tue Oct 27, 2020, 01:59 AM

4. Compare Reagan's two week later response, compared to President Carter's.

I served under both. With in hours of Operation Eagle Claw going FUBAR, Commander in Chief James Earl Carter took full and unequivocal responsibility for the failure, just like a Naval Officer should.

Two weeks after the worst single day the Marine Corps suffered since Operation Buffalo’67,
the best Raygun could do was a half assed dissembled excuse.

That so fucking pissed me off, not only for the craven unwillingness to acknowledge a horrendous fuck up, but also because my family had skin in the game regarding the suffering imposed upon Marines from the last elected Republican shitstain.

My family has alway tested negative to bone spurs.

Cousin Lenny, Con Tien

2nd Purple Heart.




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