23 October 1983 USMC

Seishin

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Rest In Peace, my Brothers and know that you have not and will not be forgotten!

Semper Fidelis......
 

Gunz

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RIP Brothers.
 
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Gunz

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Battalion Landing Team 1/8 from Lejeune. I was in the NC ANG at the time, going apeshit wishing the whole 2MARDIV would go on a revenge rampage.

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Beirut Memorial On Line - Beirut KIA

There was fundamental idiocy here that these Marines, Soldiers and Sailors paid for with their lives: Perimeter guards in a proven hostile AO who were forbidden to have loaded weapons; An entire BLT housed in the same structure; and using Marine infantry--traditional assault troops--as a peacekeeping force.

Thanks @Ooh-Rah for the bump, even though it lit my fires.
 

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My father had retired from the Corps by this point but we were in Jacksonville just a day or two after this to visit friends and family. The grief was palpable. The town and base were in shock. I have never seen anything like it.
 

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I was there on the anniversary in 2010 and some local Embassy employees talked about that day. The local Christians felt like they let us down.
 

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Visit the Beirut monument if you are in the Camp Geiger area. Real nice.
We were there in February on our way through to the beach. It is quite nice, and quite sobering.

We had been away from Camp Lejeune at that point for a few years, but we still had friends around, knew a couple families who lost husbands and fathers that day.
 
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