Beirut- 1983


On this day, a cowardly attack on US Marines killed 241 US servicemembers, mostly Marines. It was for many the first significant glimpse of what fundamentalist Islamic radicals were capable of.

Thousands more Americans have since been killed. But we’re not at war with Islam.

Too bad so much of Islam is at war with us.

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  1. ultimaratioregis

    PFC Thomas Perron, USMC was the first friend I knew to die by the hands of an enemy. Alas, there would be more. A much-lengthened list, indeed, these days.