Anniversary of the attack on the barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8).

Anniversary of the attack on the  barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8). | Beirut, Lebanon, 23 Oct 1983 This was the deadliest day for the US Marines since
the Battle of Iwo Jima Death toll: 220 Marines, 18 sailors  | image tagged in usmc,beirut bombing,beirut barracks,peacekeeping,peace keepers killed,allahu akbar | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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In the attack on the French barracks, the nine-story 'Drakkar' building, 55 paratroopers from the 1st Parachute Chasseur Regiment and three paratroopers of the 9th Parachute Chasseur Regiment were killed and 15 injured by a second truck bomb. This attack occurred just minutes after the attack on the American Marines. It was France's single worst military loss since the end of the Algerian War. The wife and four children of a Lebanese janitor at the French building were also killed, and more than twenty other Lebanese civilians were injured. Alas. DOUG out
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I remember Colonel Higgins too.
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Rest in Eternal Peace, COL Higgins.
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War is the ultimate expression of the fallen nature of this world. Pray for peace.  | "Jesus wept." | image tagged in cost of war,dead one hundred years,ww1 dead,anzac dead,jesus wept | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Besides the blood and treasure costs, and the enduring agony that the losses engender for generations, almost no one gets what they wanted. War is the ultimate expression of the fallen nature of this world. Pray for peace. DOUG out
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Beirut, Lebanon, 23 Oct 1983; Death toll: 220 Marines, 18 sailors & three soldiers. This was the deadliest day for the US Marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima
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