Bike Ride 2
5th Annual Beirut Memorial Ride set for 24 October

The ride honors the sacrifices made by those Marines, Sailors and Soldiers who died in the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, 23 October 1983.

Registration at the New River Harley Davidson begins 0930 hours. You can follow them on Facebook @SHMCNC for updates.

Beirut Room at USO limited Opening

Limited Access to Beirut Room Only on 10/23

October 12, 2020

Presently, the USO in Jacksonville expects to be closed during this year’s annual Remembrance. However, on Friday October 23rd there will be a limited window for Next of Kin and Beirut Veterans to visit our Beirut Room
Doctor emails BVA looking for Marine he treated that day; Marine told him, “Don’t worry Doc, you’ll be fine.” Asks for help locating Marine.

This is an amazing story from Dr. Jacques Morcos about his life in Beirut, and his actions on 10/23/1983. Following is Board Member/BVA Membership Chair Richard Truman’s email response. If you recognize this Marine, contact BVA!

Dr. Morcos,

My name is Richard Truman and I am a retired U.S. Marine and Beirut Veteran. I am currently the Membership Chair for the Beirut Veterans of America. I want to apologize for the delayed response to your contacting our organization, but your article brought back memories that have been stored away in a compartment in my mind that as you can imagine, I try not to access. Even now, it's with great trepidation that I put "pen to paper," or in this case keystrokes to email.
Retired Marine Corps LtCol Dave Brown plans to be at the MainStay Hotel on the afternoon/evening of October 22nd. He’ll have plenty of copies of his new book, Devil’s Den, Marines War in Lebanon, available. Retired Marine Corps LtCol Dave Brown plans to be at the MainStay Hotel on the afternoon/evening of October 22nd. He’ll have plenty of copies of his new book, Devil’s Den, Marines War in Lebanon, available.

2020 RUCK Cancelled

October 12, 2020

Ed Brown - Photo Credit The Brunswick News
BVA Board/Officers consider Options

The USO was looking at doing a Virtual RUCK this year, but it’s not going to happen. We look forward to its return next year.

This RUCK was an important opportunity for participants to help stock the shelves of the Food Bank in Jacksonville. The Board of Directors will be considering options to ensure BVA can still help with this important cause.
Devil’s Den is a gripping story about a group of young, high-spirited, cocky, and sometimes rebellious US Marines and sailors sent by a reluctant commander in chief to the Middle East to assume a mission they hadn’t prepared for and didn’t understand.
In May, following appropriate procedures, the Board voted to change the By-Laws. Specifically, "good standing" was defined; procedures for nominations and elections were established; and the terms for the Four (4) Board Members' terms expiring in 2023 were reduced to 2022.
 Connecticut Beirut Memorial Ceremony
This year's CT Beirut Memorial Ceremony will be held on Oct 10th 2020 at 1:00 (1300) at the All Wars Memorial , 715 Bantam Rd, Bantam CT. This year we will be Dedicating a Memorial Stone which lists the names of the 7 CT Beirut Veterans who gave their lives in Beirut from 1982-1984.

Archives

  • Vol. XXVII Issue I - Jan/Feb 2017 - 33 Year Beirut Remembrance. The Ties that Bind Us. RSII-Jan-Feb-2017.pdf (1.3 MBs)
  • Vol. XXVI Issue I - July/Aug 2016 - 32 Year Beirut Remembrance. Another Successful Remembrance; Looking Ahead to 2016 RSII-July-Aug-2016.pdf (1.5 MBs)
  • Vol. XXII, Issue 1 – August/September 2014 - AugSep2014.pdf (6.9 MBs)