The Multinational Force in Lebanon:  1982-83.  Remembering the deployment of the US Marines, French, Italian and British forces in Lebanon.

 -- Let us never forget those who paid the ultimate price for peace.`

October 23 will mark the 35th anniversary of the bombing of the  US Marines barracks in Beirut, Two hundred and forty-four US servicemen, mostly Marines died, as well s 57 French paratroopers.\

 It was the deadliest terrorist attack against the US military, the explosive devise was the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. It  was the heaviest loss of lives in a single day since the WWII battle of Iwo Jima.   

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