On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber drove a truck underneath the four-story building housing the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut and detonated 12,000 pounds of TNT. The explosion reduced the building to rubble and killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers.
Remember the Fallen— U.S. Marines (@USMC) October 24, 2018
Today, we remember the 220 Marines, 18 @USNavy sailors, and 3 @USArmy soldiers who lost their lives in the Marine Barracks at the Beirut Airport on Oct. 23, 1983.
You are not forgotten. pic.twitter.com/tlrlaliae0
Today, we mark the 35th anniversary of the terrorist attack against the U.S. #Marines Barracks in Beirut on October 23, 1983. 241 American marines, sailors, and soldiers died and 128 were wounded. Later in the day, 58 French soldiers were killed in a similar attack. pic.twitter.com/1vNmtsrSpY— U.S. Embassy Beirut (@usembassybeirut) October 23, 2018
This week, on the 35th anniversary of the attack, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, joined leaders across the U.S government in remembering those who perished in the deadly attack.
35 years ago, 241 Marines, Sailors & Soldiers were killed in Beirut, Lebanon, by an Iranian-trained Hizballah terrorist. We’ll never forget these heroes who came in peace and gave their lives that awful day. pic.twitter.com/NtTnOTigVc— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 23, 2018
35 years ago today, an attack on the @USMC Barracks in #Beirut took the lives of 241 #Servicemembers. Today, we remember their sacrifice and the tremendous loss suffered by family, friends and comrades. #HonorThem— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) October 23, 2018
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On October 25, President Trump, joined by Defense Secretary James Mattis, attended a reception commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the attack on the Beirut Barracks in the East Room of the White House.
Tonight, President Trump honored the 241 American service members who were killed 35 years ago in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. pic.twitter.com/VMmNOTikou— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 25, 2018
"Each of these heroes died as they lived, as noble warriors . . . whose hearts were filled with courage and whose souls were rich with love." pic.twitter.com/Fz91kvnXDm— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 25, 2018
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