23 October 1983

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  1. blueiron

    blueiron

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    Twenty nine years ago, today, 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers were killed in the deadliest single enemy inflicted strike on Marines since Iwo Jima. The French barracks was also struck and 58 French airborne troops were killed.

    It's hard to stop the enemy with an empty chamber and no magazine in the weapons of sentries. Thanks all to the insane ROE in place.

    Never forget the fallen of 1/8, 2MarDiv.

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  2. MstrPara

    MstrPara Go Loud.....

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    Semper Fi :patriot:
     

  3. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Semper Fi CLM

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    I was with C 1/8, but not til 4/86. My Plt Sgt, and a handful of others, were there when the bombing took place. The book "The Root" has a few references to my Plt Sgt.

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    Semper Fi

    I was in the Root from Feb-May, 1983 with E 2/6.
     
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    callihan_44 INFIDEL

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    4516 On the Beach

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    I am still upset that the power to be didn't unleash the powers of Hell and clean out that vipers den. I think the situation in that area would be different now
     
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    Semper Fi to all my brothers!
     
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    Never forgotten ...

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