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The First Duty is to Remember

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Message Number: 833 - Monday, June 27, 2016 08:18:14 PDT
[IP = 132.3.29.81] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Donald Hurst
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Sumter SC
YOUR UNIT:  Uss Vreeland B Div
DATES IN BEIRUT:  1982-1983
Comments:

I was there and when we escorted the PLO out (twice).

Refueling from the barge in the middle of the night!

Watching the PLO run around the car carrier we pumped potable water to them.

I was proud to be part of B div.

My respect to the fallen.

Don


Message Number: 832 - Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:47:20 PDT
[IP = 96.27.223.130] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Ken Ballard
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Henderson, Ky
YOUR UNIT:  USS Austin LPD-4
DATES IN BEIRUT:  May-November 1983
Comments:

I helped with the recovery efforts of the fallen. I'll never forget their sacrifice.


Message Number: 831 - Sunday, May 29, 2016 15:36:49 PDT
[IP = 71.49.142.103] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  dwayne e dubey
YOUR CITY & STATE:  las vegas nv
YOUR UNIT:  1983 ?
Comments:

i forgot my dates there will have to check dd214 and srb


Message Number: 830 - Saturday, May 28, 2016 10:42:06 PDT
[IP = 76.122.44.119] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  James Wesley Fleming CDR USNR
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Jacksonville, FL
YOUR UNIT:  MAU Service Support Group 22
DATES IN BEIRUT:  11/17/1983 to 3/15/1984
FAMILY MEMBERS UNIT:  Myself
Comments:

I was the MSSG 22 Surgeon tasked with establishing and overseeing the Field Hospital at BIA. We were located in an abandoned airport fire station located near the ruins of the bombed Marine Barracks. After leaving NC, our unit, a part of the 22d MAU, Landing Force SIXTH Fleet 1-84, was diverted to Grenada to spearhead Operation Urgent Fury. In transit to the CarIbbean, we learned of the horrific terrorist attack in Beirut, and the lamentable death of our comrades, many from our home base at Camp LeJeune, NC. After particpating in the Grenada intervention, we headed for Lebanon to assume our duties as part of the MNF in Beirut, Lebanon.

During my time in Grenada and Beirut I had the honor of helping to care for many Navy, Marine, and Army servicemen. None of these efforts could have been performed without the invaluable assistance of Navy Corpsmen and our Marine protectors.

As another Memorial Day approaches, I feel honored and privileged to have served with ALL of these dedicated, loyal, unselfish, and patriotic professionals.

And of course, NEVER a day passes that I don't remember and grieve for all of those US Servicemen lost in Grenada and Beirut.

NEVER FORGET


Message Number: 829 - Friday, May 20, 2016 09:56:59 PDT
[IP = 65.9.224.57] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  Tim Brooks, USMC, ret
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Philadelphia, PA
YOUR UNIT:  HQ 24th MAU, AMCC-3 Comm
DATES IN BEIRUT:  July, October 1983
Comments:

In that white comm van and the tents, behind the MAU HQ building. Served with tremendous group of guys, both Sailors and Marines. Not a day goes by when I don't think of those we lost. Semper Fi.


Message Number: 828 - Thursday, May 19, 2016 09:17:43 PDT
[IP = 98.80.193.104] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  George E. Jackson
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Eastman, GA
YOUR UNIT:  Army EOD attached Navy EODMU2
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Jun 82 thru Dec 82
Comments:

I appreciate how well the Marines treated me when I visited the airport. Thank You


Message Number: 827 - Awaiting approval
Message Number: 826 - Saturday, April 30, 2016 11:12:21 PDT
[IP = 96.40.246.139] -
Posted From:United States
Name:  "Gunner" Tim Bahr, AALO, 22 MAU
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Crandon, WI
YOUR UNIT:  HQ, 22 MAU
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Nov 1983 thru May 1984
Comments:

As the AALO for the last unit to serve on the Multinational Peace Keeping Force, I think of those who gave their lives in an effort to keep the peace. There are damn few days, and nights, that I do not remember Beirut. God Bless

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SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED WITHOUT JUDGING THEM:
With Respect - Hope - Confidentiality - & Trust
"Gunner" Tim Bahr, CWO-4, USMC (Ret. / IRR), DAV / Combat Vet [x3]
Vietnam, Desert Shield/Storm, Iraq / Afghan / GWOT
Certified Peer Specialist, Community Peer Support Provider
Crandon, WI [715-902-0188 (cell)]

WE WILL LEAVE NO VET BEHIND


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