Marines Attacked in Lebanon

September 6, 1983, in Marine Corps history.
Marines Attacked in Lebanon
Posted on 9/6/2000

On September 6, 1983, two Marines were killed and a further two were wounded when rockets hit their compound in Beirut, Lebanon.

Heavy fighting continued for the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit near their positions around the Beirut International Airport, culminating in the militant group Hezbollah bombing the Marine barracks in Beirut the following month.

The Marine barracks building in Beirut, Lebanon, prior to the bombing. (USMC photo/released).


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