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Re: Beirut

posted by DanaUSMC 10-23-04

Beirut Memorial

In the summer of 1982, at the request of the Lebanese government, the United States agreed to establish a U.S. Military presence in that country to serve as a peacekeeping force in the conflict between warring Muslim and Christian factions. On March 24, 1983, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, received orders to Beirut, Lebanon in support of that commitment.

In the early morning of October 23, 1983, the First Battalion, 8th Marines headquarters building was destroyed by a non-Lebanese, terrorist-driven truck laden with explosives. The resulting explosion and the collapse of the building killed 241 Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers. The loss of these brave men stunned the Jacksonville, North Carolina community.

Built through donations, the Beirut Memorial was dedicated October 23, 1986. A statue was added to the Memorial and dedicated October 22, 1988.
There are 273 names and the words “They Came In Peace” engraved on the walls of the Memorial. In addition to the inscribed names of those who died in Beirut and those who have died since of injuries from that blast, there are the names of three Marine pilots from the Jacksonville community that were killed in Grenada. Annually, an observance is held that includes the families of the deceased, military personnel and the civilian community.

The Beirut Memorial is located outside of the gate to the Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Johnson, North Carolina.
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Seek peace and pursue it (Ps 34:14

Lord, we ask this day to give strength to the families who lost thier loved while on thier mission for peace, in Beirut, 1983. We also pray for those Marines, sailors and thier families who returned home. Amen.
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