Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Attack on the Beirut Barracks

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An image of a U.S. marine playing a trumpet, with the words "They Came in Peace."
An graphic showa an image of a U.S. marine playing a trumpet, with the words "They Came in Peace."

Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Attack on the Beirut Barracks

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. 

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.

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.

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