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Honor the 241: 30th anniversary of the Beirut barracks bombing

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 23, 2013 09:35 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.

From the Marines blog today, survivor Cpl. Brian Kirkpatrick (now retired 1st Sgt Brian Kirkpatrick) remembers:

You know what it’s like when you are half asleep and half awake? Not being one way or the other, but both at the same time? That was the way I was when I heard the yelling and the gunfire. I heard a crashing sound and felt the shake. I remember sitting up, still in my sleeping bag on the third floor of the building, looking over at my best friend. He sat up on his side, looked straight at me and opened his mouth to say something. That is when it hit.

At 6:22 a.m., a truck filled with 2,000 pounds of explosives crashed into a Marine barracks building in Beirut, Lebanon. 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers were killed in the explosion, making the bombing the most deadly attack against Marines since the 1945 battle over Iwo Jima.

It was like someone put a giant hose attachment over my head and switched it on. I was flung head over heels and hit something hard with my back. My knees were jammed up into my chest. I didn’t scream — I couldn’t. All I could manage to do was a whimper-sort of whine that got cut off as everything went black…

From the Marine Corps Times today:

The shock of that day reverberates through the years. Marines were forced to reassess their standards and preparations for deployments in dangerous hotspots around the world. Americans had to come to grips with a new kind of enemy, an enemy it remains engaged with on a daily basis.

“We were too lax,” Gibson said. “We weren’t prepared.”

Marines have learned not to mix alcohol with deployments, he said. The night before the attack, there was a USO show that some of the Marines and other troops attended. Each person was allowed two beers, and some Marines drank more if their buddies handed them their drinks, he said.

Gibson remained in the Navy for 23 more years following the bombing. Having served in the Corps for four years himself, he wanted to be a corpsman so he could continue working with Marines.

When he deployed to Iraq shortly before leaving the service, Gibson said he was pleased by the level of professionalism he saw. The Marines were always on their game and well-equipped, he said.

Hunnicutt said calling the Beirut deployment a “peacekeeping” mission left them confined by rules of engagement that didn’t match what was happening on the ground. They weren’t handing candy out to kids, he said. It was a war zone. They went there as peacetime Marines, but had war thrust upon them, he said.

“We’re the only ones that call it a war,” Hunnicutt said. “When you’ve got artillery coming out on top of your head, you get small-arms fire daily, you get mortared, you get [rocket-propelled grenades] flying over your area and you get the biggest truck bomb in the world driving through your double doors — yeah, we thought of it as a war.”

Complaints about ROEs downrange remain common today. Military commanders must constantly weigh the risks to service members in harm’s way against the need for restraint when winning hearts and minds is a key component of mission success.

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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