Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Sad Anniversary

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JG, that was the story that turned this once young college girl into a news junkie who paid attention to the outside world. I'll never forget President Reagan meeting the families of the fallen and the endless coffins coming through Dover. I often wonder about one particular family I read about. The father was a PFC or Sgt. killed in the bombing and that very day his wife gave birth to a baby. I wonder every year on this day about that baby and what happened to their lives.

And of course finally that rat bastard Imad Mugniyeh has been brought to eternal justice for his part in the crime.