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Beirut Military Memorial
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In the summer of 1983, American troops along with French and Italian troops where deployed near the International Airport in Beirut, in an effort to restore peace in Lebanon. The American Marines and Sailors were housed in a temporary military compound. On the morning of October 23, 1983, in a suicidal assault, a terrorist crashed a munitions-laden truck through the security gate of the compound and into the barracks where hundreds of American servicemen lay sleeping. A tremendous explosion hurled debris in every direction. After the rubble was finally cleared, 161 United States servicemen lay dead. These men had no chance to defend themselves. Twenty-two of these heroes are now interred at Arlington in Section 59. On October 23, 1984, the organization called No Greater Love, held a ceremony to honor the 161 who gave their lives for peace. A cedar of Lebanon tree was planted and a monument was dedicated. Called "Let Peace Take Root," the monument states that the tree was planted as a living memory of those who died in Beirut. The monument is also dedicated to all victims of terrorism throughout the world. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 59 Grid EE-26
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 02, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 2998
Beirut Military Memorial
Added by: Ron Williams
Beirut Military Memorial
Added by: Ron Williams
Beirut Military Memorial
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