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40th Anniversary

How can anyone support Trump, who supports Hezbollah, who blew up the Marine Barracks?

Multi-National Peacekeeping Force
Beirut, Lebanon

October 23, 1983

"They Came In Peace"

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At approximately 0622 on Sunday, 23 Oct. 1983, the Battalion Landing Team headquarters building in the Marine Amphibious Unit compound at Beirut International Airport was destroyed by a terrorist bomb. The catastrophic attack took the lives of 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers and wounded more than 100 others. The bombing was carried out by one lone terrorist driving a yellow Mercedes Benz stake-bed truck that accelerated through the public parking lot south of the BLT headquarters building, where it exploded. The truck drove over the barbed and concertina wire obstacle, passed between two Marine guard posts without being engaged by fire, entered an open gate, passed around one sewer pipe barrier and between two others, flattened the Sergeant of the Guard's sandbagged booth at the building's entrance, penetrated the lobby of the building and detonated while the majority of the occupants slept. The force of the explosion [12,000 pounds] ripped the building from its foundation. The building then imploded upon itself. Almost all the occupants were crushed or trapped inside the wreckage." -DoD Commission Report

This website is dedicated to the 273 KIA while serving as Peacekeepers of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force, Beirut Lebanon 1982-1984 To the 220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 Soldiers (241) KIA on October 23, 1983 To the Survivors who will forever live with the memory of that fateful day To the Beirut Veterans who, after returning home, struggled with PTSD and took their own lives And to all their Families. – Semper Fidelis

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. – Matthew 5

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Video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hogan
Regional Media Center AFN Europe

U.S. Marines planted 241 cedar trees in Beirut, Lebanon 23 Oct., 2023 to commemorate the fallen service members in the 1983 Beirut Marine Corps barracks bombing.

Video by Lance Cpl. Victoria Hutt
24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1/8, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, participate in the opening and closing ceremony of the Beirut Memorial Run at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Oct. 22, 2023. The Beirut Memorial Run is an annual event that honors the 241 Service members who lost their lives in the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983. Participants ran 241 laps to honor the Service members that lost their lives in the bombing. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Victoria Hutt)

Howard Mortan
Thursday Oct. 12
Presidents and the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing
“This past Sunday, at 22 minutes after 6 Beirut time, with dawn just breaking, a truck, looking like a lot of other vehicles in the city, approached the airport on a busy, main road. There was nothing in its appearance to suggest it was any different than the trucks or cars that were normally seen on and around the airport. But this one was different. At the wheel was a young man on a suicide mission The truck carried some 2,000 pounds of explosives, but there was no way our marine guards could know this.” That was President Ronald Reagan — addressing the nation — October 1983. What happened next? And what have other presidents since Ronald Reagan said about that day in October 1983? Find out in the latest episode of C-SPAN’s “The Weekly” — as we mark the 40th anniversary of the Beirut Marine Barracks terror bombing. Find C-SPAN’s “The Weekly” wherever you get podcasts.


Sunday, October 22, 2:00pm EDT The Camouflage Kippa: 40th Anniversary of the 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing Rabbi Arnold Resnicoff in conversation with Howard Mortman By National Museum of American Jewish Military History Click here for details

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We also honor and remember the attack on the French barracks, the eight-story ‘Drakkar’ building, two minutes after the Marine attack, 58 paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment were killed and 15 injured.


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