Sending Office: Honorable Mike Gallagher
This October 23rd will mark the 35th anniversary of the 1983 terrorist bombing of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
In the early hours of October 23, a truck packed with explosives crashed through the perimeter at Beirut International Airport, destroying the Marine headquarters of a multinational peacekeeping force. The blast left 241 U.S. military personnel dead, including
220 Marines, 18 sailors, and 3 soldiers, while injuring 100 others. At the same time, another suicide bomber drove into the French military headquarters in Beirut, killing 58 French paratroopers. It was the deadliest day for the Marine Corps since Iwo Jima.
H. Res. 967 is a bipartisan resolution that supports the designation of October 23 as a national day of remembrance for the American service members killed or injured. It seeks to enshrine the legacy of their service while better informing future generations
of their sacrifices.
If you would like to co-sponsor or have any questions, please contact Charles Morrison (Charles.Morrison@mail.house.gov) in Rep. Gallagher’s office or Peter Billerbeck (Peter.Billerbeck@mail.house.gov)
in Rep. Moulton’s office.
Mike Gallagher Seth Moulton
Member of Congress Member of Congress
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