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Honor the 241: 29th anniversary of the Beirut barracks bombing

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 23, 2012 11:51 AM

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October 23, 1983.

On that day, 241 U.S. Marines, soldiers, and sailors were murdered as they slept by truck bomb jihadists — who were waging a war on us long before we woke up and started fighting the war against them.

The Arlington National Cemetery section on the Beirut Barracks Memorial is here.

Our military leaders remember:

The 29th annual Beirut Observance Ceremony will be held Tuesday at the Beirut Memorial in the Jacksonville Memorial Gardens to honor the fallen service members and survivors who served in Lebanon from 1958 to 1984 and in Grenada.

In the summer of 1982, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, out of Camp Lejeune, was sent to Beirut, Lebanon to support the Lebanese government and serve as a peacekeeping force during the Lebanese Civil War. The Marines were eventually perceived as enemies by the Muslim factions causing war in the country. On Oct. 23, 1983, the Beirut Barracks Bombing occurred when a non-Lebanese, terrorist-driven truck bomb was driven into the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines headquarters building, killing a total of 241 Camp Lejeune Marines, sailors and soldiers, according to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune website.

Milblog This Ain’t Hell remembers:

On February 7, 1984, President Reagan ordered the withdrawal of US forces from Lebanon after some light shelling of suspected Shia positions and some brief French air attacks in the Bekkaa Valley. A raid on a camp where Iranian Revolutionary Guards were believed to be training Shia jhadists was called off by President Reagan because little evidence existed at the time that Iran was involved in the bombing.

The weak responses to the bombing by the US are believed to have emboldened jihadists around the world and contributed to the rise of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed extremists in Lebanon.

A phillyburbs.com letter writer remembers:

Today, Oct. 23, is the 29th anniversary of the Beirut Lebanon Marine Barracks bombings. Most of the 1,500 Marines were sleeping when the bomb went off; 241 brave souls were lost that day, the largest single-day loss of life of Marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima.

One of the Marines who died was Lance Cpl. John Muffler of Langhorne.

John and I met at Neshaminy High School. We were usually assigned seats and lockers next to each other because of our last names. He was in the marching band and I was more of a jock. But over the four years of high school we developed a strong friendship. As our graduation approached, we were discussing what we wanted to do with our lives. I don’t think we had a clue but one day a Marine recruiter visiting our school caught our attention.

John, another friend Derrick Bell and I spoke to the gunnery sergeant and agreed to visit him at the recruiting office. A few days later we were being shown films on Marine Corps training, talking with recently trained Marines and being dined while hearing stories of life in the Marine Corps. It was pretty obvious that I did not have the temperament to be a Marine. But much to my surprise, skinny, maybe 150 pounds soaking wet, marching band drummer John Muffler decided he did and enlisted.

The last time I saw John was the last shift at the Penndel Burger King the night before he left for boot camp. John was working the drive-through and a bunch of us went to say good-bye and wish him well. I had no idea that would be the last time I’d see John. Two years later I attended his funeral. I left for Army Basic Training about a week after the funeral. Funny that I don’t remember being afraid or nervous as I hopped on the train for Fort McClellan, Ala. I guess when we are young we don’t fear as easily…

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Honor the 241. Not forgotten:

Carlson, Randall A. ……. USA …. MAJ …. 09/25/1982 .. CT .. Trumbull, CT
Reagan, David L. ………. USMC … CPL …. 09/30/1982 .. VA .. Virginia Beach, VA
Maxwell, Ben H. ……….. USA …. SSGT … 04/18/1983 .. VA .. Appomattox, VA
McMaugh, Robert V. …….. USMC … CPL …. 04/18/1983 .. VA .. Manassas, VA
Salazar, Mark E. ………. USA …. SSGT … 04/18/1983 .. CA .. Pasadena, CA
Twine, Richard ………… USA …. SFC …. 04/18/1983 .. UK .. Salop, UK
Losey, Donald George …… USMC … 2LT …. 08/29/1983 .. NC .. Winston Salem, NC
Ortega, Alexander M. …… USMC … SSGT … 08/29/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
Clark, Randy W. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 09/06/1983 .. WI .. Minong, WI
Valle, Pedro J. ……….. USMC … CPL …. 09/06/1983 .. RP .. San Juan, RP
Soifert, Alan H. ………. USMC … SGT …. 10/14/1983 .. NH .. Nashua, NH
Ohler, Michael J. ……… USMC … CAPT … 10/16/1983 .. NY .. Huntington, NY
Abbott, Terry W. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. New Richmond, OH
Alexander, Clemon S. …… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Monticello, FL
Allman, John R. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NM .. Carlsbad … NM
Arnold, Moses J. Jr. …… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Bailey, Charles K. …….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Berlin, MD
Baker, Nicholas ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Banks, Johansen ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Barrett, Richard E. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Tappahanock, VA
Bates, Ronny K. ……….. USN …. HM1 …. 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Aiken, SC
Battle, David L. ………. USMC … 1stSGT . 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Hubert, NC
Baynard, James R. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Richmond, VA
Beamon, Jesse W. ………. USN …. HN ….. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Haines City, FL
Belmer, Alvin. ………… USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Bland, Stephen ………… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Midway Park, NC
Blankenship, Richard L. … USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Hubert, NC
Blocker, John W. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Yulee, FL
Boccia, Joseph J. Jr. ….. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Northport, NY
Bohannon, Leon Jr. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Bohnet, John R. Jr. ……. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. TN .. Memphis, TN
Bonk, John J. Jr. ……… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Boulos, Jeffrey L. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Islip, NY
Bousum, David R. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Fife Lake, MI
Boyett, John N. ……….. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Brown, Anthony ………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Brown, David W. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Conroe, TX
Buchanan, Bobby S. Jr. …. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Midway Park, NC
Buckmaster, John B. ……. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Vandalia, OH
Burley, William F. …….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Linden, NJ
Cain, Jimmy R. ………… USN …. HN ….. 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Birmington, AL
Callahan, Paul L. ……… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Lorain, OH
Camara, Mecot E. ………. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Campus, Bradley J. …….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Lynn, MA
Ceasar, Johnnie D. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. TX .. El Campo, TX
Cole, Marc L. …………. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Ludlow Falls, OH
Coleman, Marcus A. …….. USA …. SP4 …. 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Dallas, TX
Comas, Juan M. ………… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Hialeah, FL
Conley, Robert A ………. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Orlando, FL
Cook, Charles D. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Advance, NC
Cooper, Curtis J. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. North Wales, PA
Copeland, Johnny L. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Burlington, NC
Corcoran, Bert D. ……… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Katonah, NY
Cosner, David L. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Elkins, WV
Coulman, Kevin P. ……… USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Seminary, NY
Croft, Brett A. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Lakeland, FL
Crudale, Rick R. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warwick, RI
Custard, Kevin P. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Virginia, MN
Cyzick, Russell E. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Star City, WV
Davis, Andrew L. ………. USMC … MAJ …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Decker, Sidney James …… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Clarkson, KY
Devlin, Michael J. …….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Westwood, MA
Dibenedetto, Thomas A. …. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Mansfield Center, CT
Dorsey, Nathaniel G. …… USMC … PVT …. 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Douglass, Frederick B. …. USMC … SGTMAJ . 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Cataumet, MA
Dunnigan, Timothy J. …… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Princeton, WV
Earle, Bryan L. ……….. USN …. HN ….. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Painsville, OH
Edwards, Roy L. ……….. USMC … MSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Elliot, William D. Jr. …. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lancaster, PA
Ellison, Jesse ………… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Soldiers Grove, WI
Estes, Danny R. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Gary, IN
Estler, Sean F. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Kenall Park, NJ
Faulk, James E. ……….. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Panama City, FL
Fluegel, Richard A. ……. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Erie, PA
Forrester, Steven M. …… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Foster, William B. Jr. …. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Richmond, VA
Fulcher, Michael D …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Madison Heights, VA
Fuller, Benjamin E …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Duluth, GA
Fulton, Michael S. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Ft. Worth, TX
Gaines, William Jr. ……. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Port Charlotte, FL
Gallagher, Sean R. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MA .. N. Andover, MA
Gander, David B. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Milwaulkee, WI
Gangur, George M. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Cleveland, OH
Gann, Leland E. ……….. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Garcia, Randall J. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Modesto, CA
Garcia, Ronald J. ……… USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Gay, David D. …………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Harrisburg, IL
Ghumm, Harold D. ………. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Gibbs, Warner Jr. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Portsmouth, VA
Giblin, Timothy R. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. RI .. N. Providence, RI
Gorchinski, Michael W. …. USN …. ETC …. 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Evansville, IN
Gordon, Richard J. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Somerville, MA
Gratton, Harold F. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Conoes, NY
Greaser, Robert B. …….. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lansdale, PA
Green, Davin M. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Hairston, Thomas A. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Haltiwanger, Freddie Jr. .. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Little Mountain, SC
Hamilton, Virgil D. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Dayton, OH
Hanton, Gilbert ……….. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. DC .. Washington, DC
Hart, William …………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Haskell, Michael S. ……. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Hastings, Michael A. …… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. DE .. Seaford, DE
Hein, Paul A. …………. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Held, Douglas E. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Helms, Mark A. ………… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NE .. Dwight, NE
Henderson, Ferrandy D. …. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Tampa, FL
Hernandez, Matilde Jr. …. USMC … MSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Midway Park, NC
Hester, Stanley G. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Raleigh, NC
Hildreth, Donald W. ……. USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Sneads Ferry, NC
Holberton, Richard H. ….. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Beaufort, SC
Holland, Robert S. …….. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Gilbertsville, KY
Hollingshead, Bruce A. …. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Fairborn, OH
Holmes, Melvin D. ……… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Howard, Bruce L. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. ME .. Strong, ME
Hudson, John R. ……….. USN …. LT ….. 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Riverdale, GA
Hudson, Terry L. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Prichard, AL
Hue, Lyndon J. ………… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. LA .. Des Allemands, LA
Hukill, Maurice E. …….. USMC … 2ndLT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Iacovino, Edward F. Jr. … USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warwick, RI
Ingalls, John J. ………. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Interlaken, NY
Innocenzi, Paul G. III …. USMC … WO1 …. 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Trenton, NJ
Jackowski, James J. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. S. Salem, NY
James, Jeffrey W. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Jenkins, Nathaniel W. ….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Daytona Beach, FL
Johnson, Michael H. ……. USN …. HM2 …. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Detroit, MI
Johnston, Edward A. ……. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Struthers, OH
Jones, Steven …………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Julian, Thomas A. ……… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Middleton, RI
Kees, Marion E. ……….. USN …. HM2 …. 10/23/1983 .. WV .. Martinsburg, WV
Keown, Thomas C. ………. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Louisville, KY
Kimm, Edward E. ……….. USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. IA .. Atlantic, IA
Kingsley, Walter V. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. WI .. Wisconsin Dells, WI
Kluck, Daniel S. ………. USA …. SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. KY .. Owensboro, KY
Knipple, James C. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Kreischer, Freas H. III … USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Indiatlantic, FL
Laise, Keith J. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Stroudsburgh, PA
Lamb, Thomas G. ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Coon Rapids, MN
Langon, James J. IV ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Lakehurst, NJ
Lariviere, Michael S. ….. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Perry, FL
Lariviere, Steven B. …… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Chicopee, MA
Lemnah, Richard L. …….. USMC … MSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Lewis, David A. ……….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Garfield Heights, OH
Lewis, Val S. …………. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Atlanta, GA
Livingston, Joseph R. ….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Champaign, IL
Lyon, Paul D. Jr. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Milton, FL
Macroglou, John W. …….. USMC … MAJ …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Maitland, Samuel ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Martin, Charlie R. …….. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Martin, Jack L. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Oveido, FL
Massa, David S. ……….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Warren, RI
Massman, Michael R. ……. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Port Huron, MI
Mattacchione, Joseph J. … USMC … PVT …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Sanford, NC
McCall, John ………….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
McDonough, James E. ……. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. New castle, PA
McMahon, Timothy R. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. TX .. Austin, TX
McNeely, Timothy D. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Mooresville, NC
McVicker, George N. II …. USN …. HM2 …. 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Wabash, IN
Melendez, Louis ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. PR .. Puerto Rico
Menkins, Richard H. II …. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Tully, NY
Mercer, Michael D. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Vale, NC
Meurer, Ronald W. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Milano, Joseph P. ……… USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Farmingville, NY
Moore, Joseph P. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. MO .. St. Louis, MO
Morrow, Richard A. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Clairton, PA
Muffler, John F. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Munoz, Alex …………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NM .. Bloomfield, NM
Myers, Harry D. ……….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Whittler, NC
Nairn, David J. ……….. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Nava, Luis A. …………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Gardena, CA
Olson, John A. ………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Sabin, MN
Olson, Robert P. ………. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Lawtons, NY
Ortiz, Richard C. ……… USMC … CWO3 … 10/23/1983 .. OK .. Ft. Sill, OK
Owen, Jeffrey B. ………. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Virginia Beach, VA
Owens, Joseph A. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Chesterfield, VA
Page, Connie Ray ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Erwin, NC
Parker, Ulysses ……….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Payne, Mark W. ………… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Binghamton, NY
Pearson, John L. ………. USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Perron, Thomas S. ……… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. MA .. Whitinsville, MA
Phillips, John A. Jr. ….. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Wilmette, IL
Piercy, George W. ……… USN …. HMC …. 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Mt. Savage, MD
Plymel, Clyde W. ………. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Merritt, FL
Pollard, William H. ……. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Pomalestorres, Rafael I. .. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Prevatt, Victor M. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Columbus, GA
Price, James C. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Attala, AL
Prindeville, Patrick K. … USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Gainesville, FL
Pulliam, Eric A. ………. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. E. St. Louis, IL
Quirante, Diomedes J. ….. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. RP .. Calcoocan City, RP
Randolph, David M. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. AZ .. Siloam Springs, AZ
Ray, Charles R. ……….. USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Relvas, Rui A. ………… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Rich, Terrence L. ……… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Richardson, Warren …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Rodriguez, Juan C. …….. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Miami, FL
Rotondo, Louis J. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
Sanpedro, Guillermo Jr. … USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Hialeah, FL
Sauls, Michael C. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Waterboro, SC
Schnorf, Charles J. ……. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Camp Lejeune, NC
Schultz, Scott L. ……… USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Keeseville, NY
Scialabba, Peter J. ……. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Moorehead City, NC
Scott, Gary R. ………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Rankin, IL
Shallo, Ronald L. ……… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Hudson, NY
Shipp, Thomas A. ………. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Shropshire, Jerryl D. ….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Macon, GA
Silvia, James F. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Portsmouth, RI
Sliwinski, Stanley J. ….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Niles, OH
Smith, Kirk H. ………… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Miami, FL
Smith, Thomas G. ………. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Middletown, CT
Smith, Vincent L. ……… USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Soares, Edward ………… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Tiverton, RI
Sommerhof, William S. ….. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Springfield, IL
Spaulding, Michael C. ….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. OH .. Akron, OH
Spearing, John W. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Lancaster, PA
Spencer, Stephen E. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. RI .. Portsmouth, RI
Stelpflug, Bill J. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Auburn, AL
Stephens, Horace R. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Capitol Heights, MD
Stockton, Craig S. …….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Rochester, NY
Stokes, Jeffrey G. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. GA .. Waynesboro, GA
Stowe, Thomas D. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Sturghill, Eric D. …….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Sundar, Devon L. ………. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Standford, CT
Surch, James F. Jr. ……. USN …. LT ….. 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Lompoc, CA
Thompson, Dennis A. ……. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Bronx, NY
Thorstad, Thomas P. ……. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. IN .. Chesterton, IN
Tingley, Stephen D. ……. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Ellington, CT
Tishmack, John J. ……… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. MN .. Minneapolis, MN
Trahan, Lex D. ………… USMC … PVT …. 10/23/1983 .. LA .. Lafayette, LA
Vallone, Donald H. Jr. …. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Palmdale, CA
Walker, Eric R. ……….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. IL .. Chicago, IL
Walker, Leonard W. …….. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. AL .. Dothan, AL
Washington, Eric G. ……. USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. VA .. Alexandria, VA
Weekes, Obrian ………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Brooklyn, NY
Wells, Tandy W. ……….. USMC … 1stSGT . 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wentworth, Steven B. …… USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Reading, PA
Wesley, Allen D. ………. USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Philadelphia, PA
West, Lloyd D. ………… USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Weyl, John R. …………. USMC … SSGT … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wherland, Burton D. Jr. … USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Jacksonville, NC
Wigglesworth, Dwayne W. … USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. CT .. Naugatuck, CT
Williams, Rodney J. ……. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. FL .. Opa Locka, FL
Williams, Scipio Jr. …… USMC … GYSGT .. 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Charleston, SC
Williamson, Johnny A. ….. USMC … LCPL … 10/23/1983 .. NC .. Asheboro, NC
Wint, Walter E. Jr. ……. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. PA .. Wilkes-Barre, PA
Winter, William E. …….. USMC … CAPT … 10/23/1983 .. SC .. Fripp Island, SC
Wolfe, John E. ………… USMC … CPL …. 10/23/1983 .. AZ .. Phoenix, AZ
Woollett, Donald E. ……. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. OK .. Barthesville, OK
Worley, David E. ………. USN …. HM3 …. 10/23/1983 .. MD .. Baltimore, MD
Wyche, Craig L. ……….. USMC … PFC …. 10/23/1983 .. NY .. Jamaica, NY
Yarber, James G. ………. USA …. SFC …. 10/23/1983 .. CA .. Vacaville, CA
Young, Jeffrey D. ……… USMC … SGT …. 10/23/1983 .. NJ .. Moorestown, NJ
Zimmerman, William A. ….. USMC … 1stLT .. 10/23/1983 .. MI .. Grand Haven, MI
Townsend, Henry Jr. ……. USMC … CPL …. 12/02/1983 .. AL .. Montgomery, AL
Biddle, Shannon D. …….. USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. AL .. Valley Head, AL
Cherman, Sam ………….. USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. NY .. Queens, NY
Cox, Manuel A. ………… USMC … SGT …. 12/04/1983 .. NJ .. Union City, NJ
Daugherty, David L. ……. USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. OH .. Eastlake,OH
Evans, Thomas A. ………. USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. MT .. Conrad, MT
Hattaway, Jeffrey T. …… USMC … PFC …. 12/04/1983 .. FL .. Pensacola, FL
Kraft, Todd A. ………… USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. ND .. Devilslake, ND
Lange, Mark A. ………… USN …. LT …. 12/04/1983 .. MI .. Fraser, MI
Perkins, Marvin H. …….. USMC … CPL …. 12/04/1983 .. TN .. Franklin, TN
Gargano, Edward J. …….. USMC … CPL …. 01/08/1984 .. MA .. Quincy, MA
Dramis, George L. ……… USMC … LCPL … 01/30/1984 .. NJ .. Cape May Court House, NJ
*Hernandez, Rodolfo ……. USMC … – …… 01/30/1984 .. TX ..El Paso, TX
Butler, Alfred III …….. USMC … CAPT … 02/09/1984 .. FL .. Cocoa Beach, FL
Wagner, Michael ……….. USN …. IS1 …. 09/20/1984 .. NC .. Zebulon,, NC
Welch, Kenneth ………… USA …. WO2 …. 09/20/1984 .. MI .. Grand Rapids, MI
*Hendrickson, John …….. USMC … – …… 04/13/1990 .. – ..
*Simpson, Larry H. Jr. …. USMC … – …… 08/31/1992 .. – ..
Hasenfus, Michael ……… USA …. CPL …. 10/20/1984 .. MA .. Dedham, MA
Stethem, Robert D. …….. USN …. SW2 …. 06/15/1985 .. MD .. Waldorf, MD
Higgins, William R. ……. USMC … COL …. 07/06/1990 .. KY .. Louisville, KY

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