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!

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.
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.
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.
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