Marines help survivors of the Beirut
President Reagan sent the U.S. Marines
to Lebanon to act as peacekeepers in the
between Israel and the Palestine
Liberation Organization. Over time,
the mission changed, and the United States
ended up taking sides in the ongoing
Civil War. For nearly two years, the
U.S. was in a de facto state of war with
Syria and its allies among the Lebanese
Muslim militias, including Amal, and
On the morning of October 23, 1983, a
Hezbollah suicide bomber drove a truck
into the Marine barracks at Beirut
airport, setting off an explosion which
killed nearly 250 Marines.
Memorial On Line --Dedicated to U.S.
servicemen who served in Lebanon from
1982-84. Includes those that died from the
truck bombing on Oct 23, 1983.