There were eight Rochester area Marines in Beirut that fateful morning in 1983. LCpl Steve Frederico, LCpl Jeff Lancie, Pfc Craig Stockton, Pfc Kevin Hayes, LCpl Brad McLaughlin, SSgt Alexander Ortega, Cpl Michael Zawacki and Cpl John McCall. They were deployed to Beirut Lebanon as members of the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit that was serving as part of a multi-national peacekeeping force. Three of these Marines, Ortega, McCall and Stockton, were killed in Lebanon.
While this is very different it is having the effect of providing an opportunity for all Rochester Marinesto attend this year’s anniversary memorial with the surviving Rochester Beirut Marines. They are having an observance at Riverside Cemetery’s Military area this Friday 23 October 2020 at 10:00 am.
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