Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Today In History: The Long War.

Twenty-four years ago today, in what will someday probably be looked back upon as an early salvo of a very long war, 299 soldiers and marines of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps and the 6th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the French army were killed in two nearly-simultaneous suicide bomb attacks while they slept in their barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

2 comments:

The Duck said...

Thank you for the reminder

Byron said...

One of the Marines, Jeffrey Stokes, was from my hometown. You're not forgotten, Mr. Stokes.