Thursday, October 23, 2008

Today in history 25 years ago

Today is the anniversary of the bombing of the American Marine barracks and the French Paratrooper barracks in Beirut.

In the attack on the American barracks, the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and three Army soldiers. Sixty Americans were injured.

In the attack on the French barracks, 58 paratroopers were killed and 15 injured

The French casualties seem to always be left out of the news over here.

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