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"On This Day in American History"



On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber drives a truck laden with explosives into the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241. A similar attack on a French barracks killed 58 French soldiers the same day. Then President Ronald Reagan vowed to keep the U.S.-led peace keeping mission in Lebanon, but withdrew U.S. forces months after the attack.

Comment..... Yes it was 35 years ago I worked for the Federal Government in Hartford Connecticut and 2 months before it happened was offered job as an Electrician at the Marine barracks and the surrounding area in Beirut Lebanon. After some consideration, thinking of traveling the World I took the job at Sub base in Groton Connecticut to be closer to my family instead.. Life is filled with choices and I truly believe I was blessed by this one.. I will never regret that decision..
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kabuldur
Oct. 25th, 2018 10:30 am (UTC)
Very lucky you made that decision!
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