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Old 10-20-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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Twenty five years ago this week - on Oct. 23, 1983, 241 service members (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and 3 Soldiers), were killed when a truck carrying explosives ran into a Marine Corps compound in Beirut.

Let us remember those dedicated men and women who never came home. They were denied the joy of raising a family, pursuing their dreams, and enjoying the blessings of this great country. Their valor and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

'Semper Fi'
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I went to school with a guy who died there. I won't forget. I can still 'see' his face.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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A moment of silence and prayer for those men and women.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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I recall hearing the news on the radio in the barn while milking cows.

I was a draftee in the mid 60's and the news on the radio stopped me dead in my tracks in shock.

I will never forget that day ( where I was, what I was doing when I heard it ) nor the Marines who lost their lives.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Thumbs up 25th Anniversary of the bombing on a Marine Corps compound in Beirut

Marines4Commonsense,

Thanks for posting.

Semper Fi

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Twenty five years ago this week - on Oct. 23, 1983, 241 service members (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and 3 Soldiers), were killed when a truck carrying explosives ran into a Marine Corps compound in Beirut.

Let us remember those dedicated men and women who never came home. They were denied the joy of raising a family, pursuing their dreams, and enjoying the blessings of this great country. Their valor and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

'Semper Fi'
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