October 23 – Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
Well said by the previous pinner: Next up: the explanation as to why, in the GOP voted to cut funding to US embassies. Could it be because soldier's lives (like women, people of color, the poor) don't actually matter to them at all?
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Michael D. On This Day In The Navy: A suicide truck bomb explodes at the Marine Barracks at Beirut Airport and kills 241 Americans Marines, 18 Sailors, and three Army Soldiers).
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