Remembering Oct. 23, 1983

This was the scene around the U.S. Marine base near Beirut airport on Oct. 23, 1983 following a massive bomb blast from a suicide bomber that destroyed the base. The blast killed 241 U.S. military personnel. The number of dead included 220 Marines, 18 Navy men and 3 Army personnel. 58 French military personnel also died from the attack from a second truck bomb. The troops were part of the Multinational Force in Lebanon, a military peacekeeping operation during the Lebanese Civil War. (AP Photo/Mark Foley)


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