On October 23, 1983, two truck bombs struck buildings in Beirut, Lebanon, housing American service members. The attack killed 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the U.S. Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Armed Forces since the first day of the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam War. We explore the U.S. Beirut Intervention and its impact with Major General James Lariviere, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired).
40th Anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Marine Barracks Bombing in Beirut. Listen as the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit pays tribute to the service members who lost their lives during this attack: Marine Barracks Bombing 40th Anniversary.