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MARINES HONOR VICTIMS OF BEIRUT BARRACKS BOMBING

In October the Marine Corps and U.S. officials marked the 35th anniversary of the 1983 terrorist truck bombing of American peacekeepers’ barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The blast killed 241 U.S. troops, mostly Marines, making it the costliest day for the Corps since the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima. It remains the deadliest overseas terrorist attack against American citizens.

On Oct. 23, 1983, amid the Lebanese Civil War,

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