Today In Marine Corps History: 23 October 1983

At 0622 an explosive-laden truck slammed into the BLT headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, where more than 300 men were billeted. The massive explosion collapsed the building in seconds, and took the lives of 241 Americans–including 220 Marines. This was the highest loss of life in a single day for Marines since D-Day on Iwo Jima in 1945.

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  1. Kathy says:

    I am interested in this site because my husband was in Beirut during the bombing. We have two pieces of the building that landed in his tent. It was a very trying time.

    My son is currently in the Marine Corp as a Linguist and I have 2 nephews that are in. Also my brother-in-law retired as a major.

    Thank you to all that serve and Semper Fi

    Watch for PTSD no matter how long someone has been out, It is very real

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