2022 Honoree: LCpl John McCall USMC · Beirut · 1983
Recorded for Broadcast on G10TV & Streamed Live on Facebook @jacksonvillenc.gov @ camp.lejeune
2:00PM, Sunday, October 23, 2022 Lejeune Memorial Gardens
Beirut Marines Find a Voice in Forthcoming Documentary Film By Sara W. Bock
Soon, construction will begin on the Beirut Peacekeepers Memorial Tower, in Port Charlotte, Florida, a town recently impacted by hurricane Ian, at a park named after one of the Marines who died in the Beirut explosion, Cpl. William R. Gaines, Jr. When completed, the centerpiece of the park will be this symbolic 40-foot tower simulating the bombing. Large panels on each floor of the tower will educate visitors, prompting reflection and remembrance.