It was 25 years ago today, 23 October 1983, when the Beirut bombings of the US Marine barracks occurred. A total of 241 Americans were murdered. 220 Us Marines, 18 Navy, and 3 Army. President Reagan said that Marine and Pentagon commanders would not be punished for security lapses that preceded the October 23, 1983 truck bombing of Marine headquarters in Beirut. "If there is to be blame, it properly rests here in this office and with this president," Reagan said. God bless those slain troops and their loved ones they left behind.