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Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black remember those who died in Beirut, Lebanon.
There were eight Rochester-area men who were impacted by that terror attack, with three of them killed in action.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), John Cornyn (R-TX), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Doug Jones (D-AL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Coons (D-DE), Bob Casey (D-PA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Todd Young (R-IN) in introducing a resolution that would designate today as a national day of remembrance for members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed or injured by the terrorist attack on the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983.
Retired Marines that were present during the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon tell their story at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens on Oct. 21, 2020. A ceremony is held annually to honor the 220 Marines, 18 Sailors and and three Army Soldiers that died on Oct. 23, 1983. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Stephanie Corona-Morales)