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Marines remember “they came in peace” October 23, 2012 — It was a quiet morning in Beirut, Lebanon. With the country divided during a civil war, Marines and other service members were present in the country conducting peacetime operations and took up headquarters at the Beirut International Airport. No one could have guessed on this morning at approximately 6:20 a.m., the Marine Corps, and the United MORE
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Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony set to remember the lost October 16, 2012 — When the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, was struck by terrorists on Oct. 23, 1983, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and the Jacksonville community suffered severe losses.   The community has not forgotten. After 29 years the area continues to honor the memories of those lost in the attack through the upcoming Beirut Memorial Observance Ceremony, MORE
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Bikers travel across country to honor fallen at Beirut Memorial June 28, 2012 — Cycling 3,870 miles across the United States and having another 1,000 more miles to go sounds hard, but to riders of the Sea2Sea Challenge it is nothing compared to the sacrifice service members and their families make every day. The Sea2Sea riders, Tom von Kaenel and Alvon Elrod, and members of the Down East Cycling group from Jacksonville, N.C., MORE
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They came in peace; Marines mark 25th anniversary of Beirut bombing October 23, 2008 — Twenty-five years ago, 241 men gave their lives in the biggest non-nuclear explosion in history, catapulting this nation into a war now known as the Global War on Terrorism.   Veterans, active-duty service members and citizens from across America joined together at the Beirut Memorial, in remembrance of the men who died. The ceremony had many MORE
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A mile for each fallen hero October 23, 2008 — One mile for every service member who perished that faithful day 25 years ago — that was the plan. Walk one mile to honor those men who died in the barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. They came in peace, and so did he. Steven Ayers left the country of Lebanon many years ago, but mentally he feels like he never left. Every day he looks back MORE
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