Saturday, October 25, 2008

Remembering Beirut...25 years later

I apologize for getting this out 2 days late, but wanted to get it out anyways.

25 years ago, on October 23, 1983, The Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was car-bombed killing about 250 Marines and other military personnel on that fateful day. The Marines attacked were of the 24TH MEU out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Much discussion has been had since then as to whether or not we, the Marines, should have been there in the first place. That can be debated for all eternity. What matters is that we were called to go; we went to do our duty and our fellow Marines died doing that duty. That's what should be remembered. Those Marines and their families.

May God Bless them on this day. May God Bless the United States Marine Corps. May God Bless these United States of America!!!

Semper Fi!

1 comment:

Neo said...

Terrorism and its like has been around forever. Car bombs, hi-jacking airplanes and the final assault was car bomb turned to jet airliner bomb. Yes god bless the Marines, the Army, Navy and Airforce and National Guard