Marine Barracks Bombing - 23 Oct. 1983

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  1. PixieStix
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    In the early morning hours of 23 October 1983, a truck loaded with explosives crashed through the security perimeter of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. In the explosion that followed, 241 U.S. Military personnel were killed and 80 seriously wounded.These young people, on a mission of peace in a land stricken by violence, were killed as they slept. Twenty-one (21) of the young American victims of this cowardly act were returned to the United States and were buried near one another in Section 59 of Arlington National Cemetery. Near their gravesites is planted a Cedar of Lebanon tree which commemorates their sacrifice. They are remembered here in grateful appreciation of their sacrifice on behalf of freedom.


    Nicholas Baker, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 3 July 1962
    Alvin Bemer, Sergeant, United States Maine Corps - 10 March 1954
    David L. Daugherty, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 28 October 1959
    Roy L. Edwards, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps - 5 November 1941
    Robert B. Greaser, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps - 29 July 1960
    Davin M. Green, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 16 July 1963
    Maurice E. Hukill, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps - 26 November 1957
    James Chandonnet Knipple, Corporal, United States Marine Corps- 9 November 1962
    John W. Macroglou, Major, United States Marine Corps - 23 August 1949
    David J. Nairn, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps - 17 June 1960
    Thomas S. Perron, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 5 October 1964
    John Arthur Phillips, Jr., Sergeant, United States Marine Corps - 22 April 1960
    Clyde Wayne Plymel, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps 8 December 1958
    Patrick K. Prindeville, Sergeant, United States Marine Corps - 31 March 1960
    Diomedes J. Quirante, HM-3, United States Navy - 6 September 1958
    Charles J. Schnorf, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps - 28 July 1959
    Thomas A. Shipp, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 4 September 1955
    Horace R. Stephens, Jr., Private First Class, United States Marine Corps - 23 July 1963
    Eric Glenn Washington, Corporal, United States Marine Corps - 12 May 1955
    Donald E. Woollett, First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps - 23 February 1958
    David Edward Worley, HM-3, United States Navy - 26 January 1958


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xp1gHzDRMk]YouTube - 24th MAU They Came In Peace: 1983 Marine Barracks Bombing[/ame]


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwk89tu6nB8]YouTube - Beirut Remembered[/ame]
     
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    I was on Parris Island undergoing recruit training when this happened, we thought , for a few days any way, that as soon as we finished training we would be sent off to war, I guess I(we) were lucky we didnt have a war at that time but in hindsight maybe if we did we may not have the current terrorism problem and wars.

    Semper Fi to those who fell and were injured that day, we shall not forget.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyhTFpGXDWo]YouTube - Beirut Barracks bombing remembered[/ame]
     
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    a mission of peace ???
    the presence of those troops in my country causes negative reactions among the population
    the mission of democracy in Irak : a similar lie
    don't you realize that many countries dislike the USA :eusa_angel:
     
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    ahuh, but, you keep your hands out all the time, don't you?
     
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    Wasted lives of very good men.

    Clearly one of Reagan's worst foreign policy mistakes.

    They could not have served to bring peace to that land even if they hadn't been killed.

    But then to pull out of that mission after the bombing enboldened those who hate the USA and made them believe that if you cause this nation enough pain, it folds it tent and runs home.

    Thanks to Reagans lack of planing (sound familiar?) , confidence in the USA as an ally that one could count on in the MidEast was shattered in the pro-american Islamic community.

    So when those America Marines were killed, it was not only a waste of their lives, but a loss in confidence for American allies, too.
     

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