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October 23rd, 1983

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by CRC, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    On 23 October 1983, around 6:20 am, a truck drove to Beirut International Airport, where the Marines had set up local headquarters. The truck crashed through a barbed wire fence, passed between two sentry posts, crashed through a gate and into the lobby of the Marine headquarters. The bomber detonated his explosives, equivalent to 6 tons of dynamite. The force of the explosion collapsed the four-story cinder-block building.

    220 Marines, 18 Sailors and 3 Soldiers were killed.


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